Coronavirus, Equipment & Gear, News

OR Gov. Brown Halts Nonemergency Medical Procedures to Preserve Protective Gear


PORTLAND (OR) — To preserve rapidly depleting medical supplies and protective equipment around the state, Oregon Governor Kate Brown ordered all healthcare providers to stop performing nonemergency procedures, as reported by NBC affiliate KGW8.

Brown’s order includes hospitals, outpatient clinics, veterinarians, and dentists.

Items such as surgical masks, gowns and gloves are in short supply due to the surge of patients during the coronavirus outbreak. Oregon hospitals and medical professionals expect the number of patients to rise drastically.

The governor’s order also limits hospital visitation to protect health care workers and patients from COVID-19.


Oklahoma City Firefighters Using SCBA on COVID-19-Related Calls

IAFC: COVID-19 Resources for Fire and EMS Leaders, First Responders

New York Governor Sounds Warning on Virus Peak

Inside New York City’s Virus-Besieged Emergency Rooms