21 March 2020 – $42m action to strengthen California’s healthcare system

This item is sourced from the CCCSL: CSH Covid-19 Control Strategies List co-ordinated by the Complexity Science Hub Vienna, Austria. We are in the process of gathering further information and aligning taxonomies for these items.

Intervention Categories: Gatherings, businesses, and services; Adapting or closing offices, businesses, institutions, and operations; Social and physical distancing measures; New initiatives; Legal and policy
Level of Jurisdiction: California

Overview: More than $42 million in emergency funding to expand California’s health care infrastructure and secure equipment and services to support California’s response to COVID-19. 30 million of dollars will allow the state to lease Seton Medical Center in Daly City and St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles for a three-month basis. Seton Medical Center is currently operating and will expand capacity to provide care for up to 120 COVID-19 patients beginning as soon as next Wednesday. Verity will operate Seton Medical Center on the state’s behalf. St. Vincent Medical Center closed in January, but California is readying the facility to begin providing care for up to 366 COVID-19 patients as soon as possible. Ventilators and IV pumps will be provided. N95 masks, surgical masks, face shields, surgical gowns, coveralls, gloves provided.
Full details here: https://www.gov.ca.gov/2020/03/21/governor-newsom-takes-action-to-strengthen-californias-health-care-delivery-system-to-respond-to-covid-19/