What are the maximum number of COVID-19 patients that our hospitals can handle?

(Posted 3/11/20): Hospitals have limitations on such resources on emergency department, negative pressure rooms, inpatient and intensive care unit beds.  Each of these can be impacted by COVID-19.  Our hospitals do have some ability to surge capacity within their facilities and a more robust ability to surge within their hospital systems.  Additionally our hospitals are actively working through other means of further surging capacity.

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1. Have you reached out to Inova Loudoun and Stone Springs hospitals to ascertain whether they could accommodate ancillary treatment facilities such as tents or trailers?
2. If things get much worse, are hospitals safe to women to deliver, for people who have suppressed immune systems, etc.?
3. How have local hospitals and clinics prepared for a major COVID-19 outbreak?
4. Are hospitals capable of handling large numbers of COVID 19 symptomatic patients showing up in the emergency rooms unannounced?
5. What are the maximum number of COVID-19 patients that our hospitals can handle?
6. Do local hospitals have contingencies to augment staff, particularly if other local hospitals have a simultaneous need for augmented staff?
7. Should people with symptoms call hospital emergency rooms before they go to the emergency room?
8. Do we have negative pressure rooms in Loudoun Hospital?