Hospitals prepare for pandemic 

Kim Harris Managing EditorHospitals throughout the area are gearing up for an influx of patients due to the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping through the nation, affecting young and old alike. At Temecula Valley Hospital, officials have set up a triage tent outside where patients exhibiting symptoms – fever, cough and shortness of breath – are being screened for the virus.“Our hospital, is fully operational and is monitoring for symptoms in patients and implementing isolation protocols as appropriate,” Merideth Allard, marketing director of Temecula Valley Hospital, said, adding that the hospital was taking proactive steps to keep both team members and patients safe while serving the needs of the community.“We are actively monitoring and responding to all recom
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