All nine Bay Area counties announced a “shelter in place” order this week, dramatically changing life for Bay Area residents. Still on the frontlines, though, are health workers who fear greater risk of exposure to COVID-19 as clinics and hospitals face protective gear shortages. We’ll talk to Alameda County Health Officer Erica Pan and the California Endowment’s Tony Iton about how local health care systems are preparing to protect the public and health workers, as well as efforts to protect vulnerable communities.
How Local Health Care Systems Are Responding to COVID-19
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Male nurse pushing stretcher gurney bed in hospital corridor. (Getty Images)
Dr. Erica Pan, health officer, Alameda County
Tony Iton, senior vice president of Healthy Communities, The California Endowment; former director of the Alameda County Public Health Department