Hospital preparing for coronavirus patients

DORCHESTER, Md.- The University of Maryland Shore Medical Center in Dorchester County is taking steps to make sure they’re prepared for a surge in patients.

Right now, they’re mobilizing all necessary supplies and setting up triage tents outside to handle any excess coronavirus patients.

“We are very concerned about the surge in patients and the impact of this disease will have a negative impact on our communities and the patients we serve. We’ve taken all appropriate steps I believe as best as we can to not only prepare to prevent the transmission within the community and prevent the transmission to those populations that are at high risk,” Dr. William Huffner, Chief Medical Officer of The University of Maryland Shore Medical Center, said.

The hospital changed their visitation policy earlier this afternoon.

Now, no visitors will be allowed into the hospital unless they have a special exception.

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