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Prepare Your Emergency Department for Flu Season

In 2020, widespread social distancing and masking pushed seasonal flu cases to record lows. However, this flu season could be a different story. With effective COVID-19 vaccines available, far fewer people are taking precautions against airborne infections. What’s more, we may all be highly susceptible to new flu strains due to lack of previous exposure.

Giving Thanks for All You Do

It’s been 20 months since Gov. Newsom first declared a state of emergency in California, and in that time so much has changed — but at the same time, it hasn’t. While COVID-19 hospitalizations have remained fairly flat in many parts of the state, the significant rise in the Central Valley is raising concerns about an increase throughout the state after the Thanksgiving holiday.