Valley hospitals prepare for coronavirus surge, SoCal now under new health restrictions

Health care workers conduct tests at the state run COVID-19 testing location at the Grace Mellman Community Library in Temecula. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
Riverside County and the rest of Southern California is now under sweeping new health restrictions due to the rapidly increasing number of hospitalizations from the coronavirus, and area hospitals said they remain fully operational amid the latest case surge.“Temecula Valley Hospital is fully operational, including offering elective surgery care,” Darlene Wetton, CEO of Temecula Valley Hospital, said. “We continue to monitor our census daily ensuring that we are providing a safe, quality experience for our patients. We would also want to remind our community to continue to observe all precautions (wear a mask, social distance, wash hands, etc.); and do not delay seeking care for emergencies (heart attack, stroke, etc.). Our (emergency department) is here to serve and care for you
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