Malibu Has 16 Confirmed Cases – Local Testing Resumes Wed Th Fri – SM Nurses Disciplined As They Worry About N95 Shortage

Written by on April 13, 2020

City of Malibu drive thru testing for COVID-19 will resume Wednesday Thursday and Friday at city hall. Now taking reservations:


LA County reports 9192 confirmed cases.  296 deaths.

In Ventura County … 314 confirmed cases … 10 deaths.

Malibu has been inching up … one new case confirmed each of the last four days … we have 16 confirmed cases of people within city limits as of yesterday.

Agoura Hills 20

Calabasas 23.

Pacific Palisades 32.

Santa Monica 92.


Nurses at a second Santa Monica hospital are not getting enough protective equipment to protect the lives or the lives of their families and patients.

Today … it’s nurses at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital … according to ABC7 news reports.

Last week … at Providence Saint Johns Santa Monica Hospital … nurses stopped treating patients after the doctors they work with told them that the surgical masks they have been wearing would not adequately protect them from the virus.

The Santa Monica Daily Press reports that five doctors told the nursing staff they should not enter the room of a suspected or confirmed coronavirus patient without an N95 mask.

Nurses there were only given surgical masks … which the doctors said were not safe enough.

A nurse told the Santa Monica Daily Press that hospital management held the nurses at the facility overnight … and Friday morning threatened to report them to the California Board of Registered Nursing and put them on administrative leave if they did not treat patients.

Three of the eight nurses were put on leave, according to the newspaper.

Six nurses at Providence St. John’s Santa Monica have tested positive for coronavirus so far.

On Saturday … nurses at Providence St. John’s Hospital held the picket line.

Providence St. John’s officials say they are following Federal CDC P guidelines.

Now today … nurses at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital are planning some sort of public announcement about a shortage of protective gear … according to ABC 7.…

That is scheduled during the shift change today at noon.

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