Solar Eclipse Provider Safety Tips

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On Monday, April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will cross North
America. The eclipse will travel across portions of Mexico,
the central and eastern United States, and southeastern
Canada. According to NASA, a solar eclipse occurs when the
Moon passes between the Earth and the Sun at just the right
time, with the Moon creating a shadow on a portion of the
Earth’s surface. If you have plans to view the solar eclipse or
if you live in an area that will experience a total solar eclipse,
it’s important that you plan ahead and review these safety
tips. This document is intended to assist hospitals, nursing
homes, home health agencies, dialysis centers, and all other
health care providers plan for the upcoming total solar
eclipse. In preparation, please take the time to review this
document and share this information with your patients/
residents, facilities, and staff.