Man this blows, my family lives in the county right next to New Rochelle.
My mom's a retired NYC ICU nurse but she still teaches nurses part-time. She texted me earlier today:
The hospital is cancelling all in-person gatherings like meetings, rounds, education classes until further notice.
PPE in hospitals are low because they are being stolen, locks being broken, etc.
We have 1 confirmed case in the ICU, age 54, intubated, and not doing well. Hospital is only admitting those who are symptomatic and with underlying problems, particularly the elderly. Everyone else who is asymptomatic, healthy, and with no underlying conditions are being sent home for self-quarantine but kept in constant communication with someone on the hospital staff.
I'm worried mostly for my dad because he got lyme disease a while back and it really fucked up his immune system badly. I've been telling them for over a week now to start stocking up on shit... hope they listened :/
Article text bc paywall:
*New York Will Establish Containment Area In Part of New York Suburb to Stem Coronavirus Spread, Gov. Cuomo Says
*National Guard Will Be Deployed to Containment Area in Part of New Rochelle, N.Y.
*The Containment Will Last Two Weeks, Closing Schools, Facilities in the Area
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