Sunday, May 20, 2018
[San Diego County] Grand Jury’s Take on the Hep A Crisis Not as Kind as the County’s
A San Diego County Grand Jury report released Thursday blasted city and county leaders for failing to adequately communicate and coordinate as a deadly hepatitis A outbreak rapidly spread last year.
The report called on the city to add more restrooms and handwashing facilities for homeless people, and concluded the county should declare a public health emergency “much sooner” than the six months it took to do so last year.
The extremely critical report stands in wild contrast to a report the county conducted on itself, which found its “response was characterized by a concentrated focus on the challenge at hand” and included “areas of success as well as areas for improvement.”
The grand jury has asked city and county officials to respond to its findings by mid-August.
May 18, 2018
Voice of San Diego