Illinois Coronavirus Cases
March 27, 2020 - 4:00p.m.
Versiti’s mission of providing needed blood to our communities is at the heart of our organization. The safety of our employees and blood donors are top priority as our communities work together in the wake of the COVID-19 crisis.
Given the widespread community transmissions we’re hearing about each day, we knew Versiti would not be immune to the illness. As a trusted community resource, we want to share that two of our Illinois team members have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
We know you join us in wishing these members of our community a speedy recovery. Ensuring the anonymity of individuals who have been diagnosed is paramount to us in sensitivity to their privacy, and so they can focus completely on their health during what undoubtedly is a difficult time.
We are committed to protecting our community. In alignment with that, and in accordance with Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines, we have thoroughly investigated donor and staff interaction with these team members. Having taken the appropriate steps, we are confident any interactions with donors have been low risk. Some of our donor center team members were identified as medium risk, and we have been able to address these individuals as the CDC advises.
Because of these safety measures and resulting staff availability, we will temporarily not be taking appointments at several of our donor center locations.
Crises tend to bring neighbors, family and friends together. As we lean on each other during this unprecedented time, we know our donors will stand with us as and continue to answer the call to donate blood and help save lives.
Our ongoing commitment to donor and staff safety continues to be our top priority. For details, please visit versiti.org/covid19.