Small Towns and Rural Hospitals Brace for their Coronavirus Peak, Which Could be Weeks Away 

While hospitalizations related to COVID-19 have started to decelerate in some cities, it could take the virus weeks to peak in more rural communities. CNBC reports on the challenges in rural communities, especially the outbreaks happening at factories deemed essential. Health experts worry that once the virus starts to spread in rural areas, it could expand rapidly. The National Rural Health Association’s Vice President of Government Affairs explains in the article that, “Faith-based or community organizations, school activities, everybody goes to the same high school football game. Everybody kind of knows each other and stays in close contact, so it can potentially spread very, very rapidly.”