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This is about gratitude. And fortitude.

We want to take a moment to thank you. Thank you for accepting the challenge of sheltering-in-place and practicing social distancing. There is no doubt that this is disruptive. It has a huge impact on our lives and, in some cases, livelihoods. It's not easy.

But we think it is making a difference. Calls about cold and flu-like symptoms have declined over the past 10 days. That is a good sign. It doesn't mean we won't see more illness - and we are preparing for that. Around the country, the situation is changing rapidly. We are preparing for a potential increase in patients by ensuring we have the supplies, equipment, and people necessary to meet the demand.

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We are grateful for your commitment to the health of our communities. Staying home, keeping your distance from others, and all that hand washing make a big difference. All of us are needed to beat this epidemic. Your actions and determination continue to inspire us.

Thank you, Your Care Teams at Kaiser Permanente