Hospital takes steps to prevent coronavirus spread

TEMPLETON — In response to the coronavirus pandemic, Tenet Health Central Coast established “screening tents” and Twin Cities Community Hospital. Individuals planning on going to the Emergency Room will be assessed before entering the facility.

Twin Cities Community Hospital is monitoring information from federal, state and local public health agencies for current information on the coronavirus, according to a written statement by THCC officials. Hospital officials affirmed that Twin Cities staff has taken the appropriate steps to guard against the spread of the virus.

“As with any communicable disease,” THCC officials wrote, “as our patients enter the hospital in areas such as emergency department or registration, hospital staff are questioning all of their recent travel and detailing symptoms. We evaluate relevant symptom criteria and implement contact airborne isolation, if required, without delay. Our clinical teams are in constant review of infection prevention processes and update patient screenings as recommended by the CDC.”