Staying Connected: Tips on How to Visit Virtually

While we’re all doing our part to help control the spread of COVID-19, let’s focus on social distancing, and how we can still maintain communication with friends and relatives, while at the same time,  staying at home.

Here are some apps that are readily available for everyone to use and stay connected to the people we care about.

Here are some free apps with video and audio:

Facebook Messenger
FaceTime (iPhones only)
Play Store (Android only)
Google Hangouts
Google Duo

These apps need to be downloaded on to your phone, tablet or other device of your choice.

And for those loved ones who may be in the hospital, the Ascension Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Warren campus, remind us that they are restricting visitors at their hospital, cancer centers and outpatient clinic locations, to keep us all safe and healthy.  To remain aware of loved ones and their status while hospitalized, Ascension encourages communication with patients and loved ones through the use of the above apps that can be used on personal devices.