COVID-19 screening stickers became artwork at Cleveland hospital

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CLEVELAND (WJW) – A Cleveland hospital has converted its hospital Coronavirus Screening sticker system into some amazing works of art.

“We started getting the stickers in late April,” said Michelle Chavez, art therapist at Rainbow and Children’s Hospital of the University Hospital.

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But what started with the university clinic staff being able to know who had been checked for COVID-19 at the doorstep evolved into something else.

“I noticed people putting their stickers in the elevators on the buttons or on the light pole outside of Rainbow,” Chavez said.

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Chavez decided to take the stickers and create something useful. Each circle has a different color and a different day of the month.

“Everyone represents what we put into a working day. Or for patients and families, it’s a day that represents something they may not have anticipated. We’re getting this little sticker to prove it and they didn’t mean to throw it away, ”Chavez said.

Chavez has turned over a thousand stickers into works of art. The first piece is called Hope in the Quarantine Garden. Further stickers have been transformed into the famous painting Starry Night by Vincent Van Gogh.

While some are still completed, there are six images in total.

“The fact that each sticker represents a person in a day. That we were here to do this job that is similar but more difficult and different in so many ways. That’s why it’s so cool to see them next to everyone else’s stickers and see this beautiful picture, ”Chavez said.

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