Costa Mesa Fairview Center reopening for patients during COVID-19 crisis

The Fairview Developmental Center in Costa Mesa will open to patients. Over a thousand beds will open up for the overflow of non-COVID-19 patients, keeping 200 beds for developmentally disabled patients, which is what the center deals with now.

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City officials say that if the expected surge of coronavirus expected illnesses overtakes capacity at hospitals,  Fairview will accept some of those patients.

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Many area residents we talked to seemed much more resigned, even accepting of the possibility, in comparison to the outcry a month ago, when cruise ship quarantined passengers were supposed to come here, and the city stepped in to stop it.

“We gotta take care of our sick people,” said one resident, “By the grace of God, could be any one of us, or someone in our family."