Council Connect Article

Are Monterey Bay Area Hospitals Prepared for a Surge?

As the number of COVID-19 cases soars in the United States and more than 1,600 in California as of Sunday afternoon, hospitals in Monterey and Santa Cruz counties are preparing for what experts refer to as a “surge” of patients seeking treatment.

Hospitals in the region are taking increasingly more aggressive measures to protect patients. On Sunday, for instance, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula adopted a no-visitors policy. (