Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital workers say stronger COVID safeguards needed, call for wider testing

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Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital staff angered over their employer’s response to a recent outbreak of the coronavirus at the hospital rallied outside the medical campus Wednesday, calling for broader testing at the site and stronger safety protocols to prevent the virus from spreading undetected among patients and staff.

The hospital has been criticized by employees previously in the pandemic over its rationing of protective equipment and staffing decisions that they said left the Montgomery Drive site under-equipped to handle pandemic-related pressures. Earlier this month, the hospital accepted help from the National Guard to fill a severe worker shortage.

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