As pandemic hospital cases surge across the County with close to 1,000 people in hospital across the County and 239 in intensive care the Fairview Development Center is ready for the overflow.

The hospital in Costa Mesa is a field hospital where patients that are stabilized will go so beds in other hospitals can be freed up for the more severe cases.

When this first started people were protesting the use of the Fairview Development Center as a place to put sick cruise ship patients. Now with the pandemic widespread across the city and County I don’t think anyone will protest it’s use. Hopefully things get much better in the Spring and Summer next year as everyone is stressed by the current situation.