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Hospital ready should Coronavirus hit area

Official say to practice good hygiene


Last updated 3/12/2020 at 11:14am

RITZVILLE - As COVID-19 - popularly known as the coronavirus - continues to spread across the country, including Washington state, officials here are continuing to prepare for a local outbreak.

Should an outbreak occur, East Adams Rural Healthcare CEO Corey Fedie says the critical access hospital stands ready.

"[The hospital] has the ability to take care of these patients in special isolation rooms with Negative Pressure Ventilation," Fedie said. "This type of room is effective for many highly contagious situations ... We are able to take excellent care of our patients in most of these typ...

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