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MercyOne is asking Iowans across the state and surrounding regions to pledge to keep their circles safe and healthy as we begin the new year.

The MercyOne Stay Safe and Healthy Pledge encourages community members to wear a mask in all public, indoor spaces; maintain a physical distance of six feet or more between themselves and others; and stay home when not doing essential activities.

Other ideas for keeping families safe include: holding gatherings online when possible, supporting local businesses by ordering online or by phone, picking up curbside, and practicing self-care.

To take the Stay Safe and Healthy Pledge, visit MercyOne Dubuque on Facebook, comment “I pledge” on the post and share to your own Facebook page to encourage others to join.