Shruti Gohil, an infectious disease doctor [associate medical director of epidemiology and infection prevention] at the University of California Irvine, said her hospital system and others always have emergency plans for these types of outbreaks and disasters. Their planning ramped up in January after more cases were coming out of China.
Hospitals have been preparing for coronavirus uptick
Axios, Feb. 27, 2020
February 27, 2020