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Adventist Health Glendale readies itself for new coronavirus patients

A large tent has been set up outside of Adventist Health Glendale’s emergency room to act as an off-site intake location for a possible influx of new patients suspected of having the coronavirus.
A large tent has been set up outside of Adventist Health Glendale’s emergency room to act as an off-site intake location for a possible influx of new patients suspected of having the coronavirus.
(Raul Roa/Glendale News-Press)

Preparing for a possible influx of new patients showing signs of the novel coronavirus, Adventist Health Glendale has set up a tent in front of the hospital to act as an off-site intake location.

Alicia Gonzalez, a spokeswoman for the hospital, said the tent is set up as a precautionary measure to help avoid spreading the virus that causes COVID-19 to other patients and facility staff members.

“You’ll see those kinds of tents popping up all over the outside of other hospitals,” she said.

No public testing for the coronavirus is being done at the hospital.

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On Wednesday the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health confirmed a total of four cases of the coronavirus within the city. Glendale had its first case confirmed on Monday by USC Verdugo Hills Hospital.

Officials at the city’s other hospitals, Adventist and Dignity Health Glendale Memorial, declined to comment regarding whether or not any patients they’ve treated have tested positive for the virus.

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