As coronavirus community transmission ramps up, Newton-Wellesley Hospital, where I work, has been implementing procedures to keep patients and staff safe. It is a privilege to work with such an amazing group of colleagues.
After instituting a one-visitor-per-patient policy earlier in the week, the hospital instituted a non-visitor policy effective 3/18 (with appropriate exceptions). Robust screening of all patients continues and elective surgeries remain cancelled. See updates about how Newton-Wellesley is managing the situation here.
The testing tent has been in full swing, now for several days, at Newton-Wellesley Hospital where I work. See the full Boston Herald story here.