NYC hospitals prepare for COVID resurgence

Posted at 7:29 AM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 08:36:32-04

NEW YORK CITY — New York City hospitals and nursing homes are bracing for a potential resurgence of coronavirus patients. They are drawing on lessons learned this spring when the outbreak brought the nation’s largest city to its knees. Their new playbook derives from the dark days of spring when testing and resources were scarce and emergency rooms overflowed. The uptick of cases in the city has led to only a modest increase in hospitalizations so far. But doctors are touting increasingly effective coronavirus treatments, three-month supplies of personal protective equipment and contingency staffing plans. New York's hard-hit nursing homes are making similar preparations.