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April 8, 2020 10:20 AM

County Announces Alternate Care Site at Sonoma State University for Coronavirus Patients

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The County has partnered with Sonoma State University (SSU), an the Petaluma Health Center to establish an Alternate Care Site (ACS) in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Last week, the County received preliminary modeling data for COVID-19, which is being used to inform the development of an ACS to support local hospitals build their capacity to respond to the health needs of more serious COVID-19 acute patients in need of hospital care.

The County has been working with health care providers and partners to identify the types of patients and facilities needed to support specific populations that otherwise would seek care at their facilities. SSU was selected after County staff evaluated a number of sites.

Additionally, Gov. Gavin Newsom has allowed jurisdictions to use State-owned properties as an ACS, which meant SSU could be used for this purpose.

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