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MENDOCINO Co., 4/4/20 — In order to provide you with ongoing accurate information about the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mendocino County, we spoke the Dr. Bassant Parker, chief medical officer for Adventist Health in Mendocino County, to answer some important questions about the new virus, how local hospitals are preparing, who is being tested and what is happening with testing, and useful tips about how to keep you and your family safe. Adventist Health is a hospital chain which currently operates the Ukiah Valley Medical Center and Howard Hospital sites, and will be taking over operations at the Mendocino Coast District Hospital in May.
We’ll continue this ongoing series with public officials, medical professionals, and community leaders to help keep you in the loop — from a distance — during these challenging times. If you have suggestions of who we should talk with, get in touch at email@example.com.
You can watch our previous videos with Adventist Health staff in Ukiah at this link. We’ve also been conducting weekly interviews with Mendocino County Interim Public Health Officer Dr. Doohan that you can watch here.