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The nation’s largest union of registered nurses says hospitals are not prepared for an outbreak of the new coronavirus.

Since a COVID-19 patient was admitted to UC Davis Medical Center on Feb. 19, National Nurses United says, 124 nurses and health care workers who were at high risk of having been exposed to the coronavirus were told by the hospital to quarantine themselves at home, which they have complied with. The workers are still being paid during this period.

The Oregon Health Authority has announced the state's first "presumed confirmed case" of novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Health officials said the person is a resident of Washington County, who did not travel recently, nor did the person come into direct contact with someone who had just traveled. OHA director Patrick Allen said that means it's a case of "community spread" similar to two cases in northern California.

As the nation’s second case of community transmission of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed Friday in the Bay Area, health officials have warned some of the region’s school districts to take precautions.

As the nation’s second case of community transmission of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed Friday in the Bay Area, health officials have warned some of the region’s school districts to take precautions.

As the nation’s second case of community transmission of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) was confirmed Friday in the Bay Area, health officials have warned some of the region’s school districts to take precautions.

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