Tuesday, March 23, 2021 1:08 PM

State of the COVID-19 crisis: one year later

It's been one year since COVID-19 came into our community and made itself comfortable. A lot of things have changed in that year.

Recently, the number of cases in our region has declined. This is welcome news — especially as a variety of COVID-19 vaccines become increasingly available.

However, we've seen declines before, and we can't let them lull us into letting our guard down.

Dr. Tom Utecht, system chief medical officer, and Robyn Gonzales, hospital incident commander, discuss where Community Medical Centers is as a hospital system one year after the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, and why it's important now more than ever to not become comfortable with proper protocols.