UPMC: Please follow the current CDC and state recommendations for businesses and restaurants
UPMC prides itself on being a leading American health care provider serving our communities, yet its response in the face COVID19 falls disappointingly short. As of March 19th, 2020, UPMC still has not adapted or changed its daily functions in accordance with current CDC or state recommendations. Currently, most nonessential staff are still being required to report to work: UPMC’s cafeteria is open with people still permitted to eat within the facility, Starbucks and the gift shop also remain open to name a few. Not to mention the workers who could be working from home that but are not being permitted to do so. While small businesses across the city, state, and country close their doors UPMC remains open. It has approximately 89,000 staff members, 40 academic, community, and specialty hospitals, 700 doctors' offices and outpatient sites, and 4,900 employed doctors. An institution that people depend on to keep our communities safe and healthy is jeopardizing the health of those they're supposed to protect and serve. By requiring nonessential staff to continue to report to work, UPMC not only puts its patients in danger, but the health care workers we rely on the most. Please sign this petition to urge UPMC to behave in accordance with current state and CDC orders.