Kansas City Star: How Kansas City officials are preparing for the coronavirus

Thursday, the Department of Health and Human Services reported 60 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S.

Local and state health departments, hospitals, schools, first responders, and others have been working with the CDC and one another should the virus hit the Kansas City area.

The Kansas City Star talked to Ginny Boos, Saint Luke's director of infection prevention, to see what the health system has been doing for weeks to prepare.

At Saint Luke’s, “the suppliers we’re using right now are able to meet our needs,” said Boos. “We are in the midst of an influenza season, and every year we know that we’re going to need additional supplies.

“So right now we know that our supply chain has secured in our warehouse … more than a 45-day supply. And we have a weekly call set up with various suppliers in our distribution chain to stay on top of that. Right now, things are fine.”

Read the full Kansas City Star article.

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