SAQ: What needs to happen before we can get back to normal?

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SAQ: What needs to happen in order to get back to normal
SAQ: What needs to happen in order to get back to normal

SAN ANTONIO – It’s the million-dollar question according to emergency room Doctor Robert Frolichstein -- when will things get back to normal? But Dr. Frolichstein says the real question is what needs to happen so that we can get back to normalcy?

He broke down the four things he believes are key:

1. Hospital capacity: having enough room in our local hospital systems to not only treat COVID-19 patients but also continue treating other illnesses. Right now all elective surgeries have been suspended.

2. Be on the downward slope of the curve: having gone weeks without seeing new cases pop up.

3. Widespread testing: anyone with symptoms should be able to be tested immediately.

4. Isolation: we need to be able to isolate those who have tested positive for the virus.

Find more answers and ask your own questions on our SAQ page. Watch anchor Steve Spriester ask local leaders your questions weeknights at 6 p.m. on KSAT12 and 9 p.m. on KSAT-TV and KSAT.com. You can also sign up for our free SAQ newsletter to get answers to the most common questions in your inbox.


About the Authors:

Steve Spriester started at KSAT in 1995 as a general assignments reporter. Now, he anchors the station's top-rated 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts.

Alyssa Medina has worked at KSAT since 2016 and is the Video on demand producer. She creates exclusive content for the KSAT-TV streaming app. Some of her most notable contributions focus on race and culture or health and wellness. She's created the segments 'Creating Black History in S.A.' and 'New Week. New You."