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Valley Hospitals Secure Housing To Help Employees Social Distance From Their Families

Governor Gavin Newsom announced a program today to provide health care workers with low-cost hotel rooms . But ahead of the announcement, some valley hospitals were already working to provide employee housing. Dr. Lori Weichenthal, the assistant dean of graduate medical education at UCSF Fresno, said the school put out a survey to find out who might need housing as the coronavirus pandemic continues. “Anybody who’s been working with a potential COVID, or known COVID patient would have the opportunity to say ‘Hey, you know, I just really don’t feel safe going home, I’m afraid of exposing my child with X or my grandma with Y,’” said Weichenthal. Nearly a hundred people said they would take advantage of such a program. So far, the school has reserved a block of 20 hotel rooms and may reserve more. Other hospitals are also trying to give their employees options: both Kaiser Permanente and Tulare County’s Kaweah Delta Medical Center said they’re establishing discount hotel room rates for

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