MEDIA | KIRO-TV: Washington hospitals urge people not to delay care because of COVID-19 concerns

Leaders of Washington hospitals say visits to clinics and emergency rooms are way down because people are either afraid they’ll catch COVID-19 or because patients think the system is overrun.

EvergreenHealth, the nation’s first hospital to identify a COVID-19 outbreak, screens people at entrances, requires masks, and works to separate patients. “We have put into place a number of tools and instruments to try and make this a much safer place,” said Dr. Francis Riedo, an epidemiologist at EvergreenHealth.

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