A lot of attention has been put on available beds in both hospitals and specifically in Intensive Care Units around California when referring to being able to handle a surge of COVID-19 cases. In Nevada County, President and CEO of Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Dr. Brian Evans says bed space is much less of a concern. He’s worried about employees.
Evans say he usually can draw from a pool of traveling nurses, but this year it is not the case.
But if the number begin to grow as they have in other parts of the state, it will become challenging.
Evans also says that the increase in numbers is greater than what appears in the data. Many people that have or have had COVID may not have been tested.
The glimmer of hope on the horizon is the arrival of a vaccine.
Until the vaccine is readily available, Dr. Evans says we have to work hard at not infecting each other.