Hospitals preparing for next wave of COVID-19

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- While Covid-19 infection numbers continue to fall, health care providers are thinking about the next wave.

Liz Healy, infection control specialist at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, says face masks should be part of any infection reaction.

Healy says they are learning how different Covid is from other viruses.

Healy says face masks are one effective tool they have to control the spread of Covid-19 or any other infectious virus.

There are some areas of the country seeing another wave of the Omicron variant increasing infections.