Coronavirus response outlined by hospital March 11, 2020 - 00:00 Posted in: Opinions “Preparation, prevention, and prudence” are the key words in dealing with the threat of coronavirus, or COVID-19, according to Dr. James Partin, chief medical officer for Hill Country Memorial in Fredericksburg. “Everyone who has been hearing about the coronavirus has been wondering what they can do to protect their family and what the health care system is doing to help everyone stay safe,” Partin said. “Simply stated, this is a virus, and we know how to protect ourselves against viruses.” He listed practical, common sense actions that individuals can take to minimize exposure to all viral diseases common in the population. They ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!