Eastern shore hospitals prepare for Coronavirus

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Eastern shore hospitals prepare for Coronavirus

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SALISBURY, Md. – In response to the growing concerns over the coronavirus, hospitals here on the shore are making sure they’re prepared.

Health officials at Peninsula Regional Medical Center say they’re ready to handle whatever comes their way. They say this is not their first rodeo when it comes to dealing with these types of outbreaks.  Just like with any widespread illness, whether it be the flu or even the measles, the hospital says they’re making sure to wash their hands, stock up on personal protective equipment and train doctors on what to look out for when it comes to coronavirus symptoms.

Health officials add that it’s always important to be prepared for any case to ensure people stay healthy in the community.  “We practice what’s called continual readiness. Hospitals and health care have to be ready for anything at any time. So that’s what we prepared for,” said Gail Lemay, Clinical Quality Specialist.  Health officials say the coronavirus has similar symptoms to the flu including fever, cough, and shortness of breath. The Centers for Disease Control says these symptoms may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure.

 

Courtesy: WMDT-TV