At least thirty healthcare workers at Sutter Health Santa Rosa were quarantined on Thursday, according to their union, SEIU United Health Care Workers West. As of Thursday evening, neither Sutter Health nor Sonoma County Officials have confirmed the union’s statement. KRCB’s Adia White spoke with Sean Wherley, a spokesperson for SEIU, about what the union is hearing from healthcare workers in Santa Rosa and across the State.
County spokesperson, Rohish Lal, told our newsroom that the county has been communicating with their health care coalition on a weekly basis since January regarding the novel coronavirus and healthcare worker safety. This coalition includes local hospitals, health care providers, EMS providers, and health care facilities. The county shared the CDC guidelines for assessing risk in health care professionals with the coalition to establish best practices regarding potential exposures to the virus.
(Image: COVID-19 testing kits. Credit: Wikimedia. )