Local hospitals will reopen to begin treating people who need nonemergent necessary clinical services, Mayor Brian Treece said at a community briefing Tuesday.
At the City Council meeting Monday night, Columbia/Boone County Public Health and Human Services Director Stephanie Browning laid out four conditions for reopening the city.
One of those was the ability for hospitals to safely serve everyone in the region without becoming overwhelmed.
The county’s hospitals have met this standard and are ready to begin treating more patients while continuing to monitor the situation, Boone Hospital Center Chief Medical Officer Robin Blount said.
The hospitals are keeping an especially close eye on their stocks of surgical drugs, blood and personal protective equipment to ensure they have enough.
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