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Matthew Matthiessen, CEO of John C. Fremont Hospital, has his temperature taken
Matthew Matthiessen, chief executive of John C. Fremont hospital, has his temperature taken by EMT Doug Michael in Mariposa, Calif. All employees at the hospital are screened before they are allowed to go to work.
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