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OHA Developing Special Team To Help Hospitals Overwhelmed By COVID

(Portland, OR) -- COVID-19 patients are expected to overwhelm hospitals later this month, and the Oregon Health Authority is working to get extra help. OHA Director Patrick Allen says they're developing a special team of 200 health care workers that can travel to hospitals in a crisis situation. Other contractors will have 13-hundred health care works available for hospitals and long-term care facilities. The Oregon National Guard has 12-hundred members who will be deployed to hospitals by next week.

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