In Ketchum, the city's small hospital had to be partially shut down because more than half of its emergency doctors needed to be quarantined. As a result, those in need of critical care are being sent to other hospitals hours away, reported Michael Ames for the New Yorker.
But a medical care shortage isn't the only issue impacting the area. As Business Insider previously reported, popular retreats among the ultra-wealthy (such as the Hamptons, Cape Cod, and Nantucket) are dealing with not just a medical shortage, but also a food supply shortage — and Ketchum is also having this problem.
A representative for Ketchum's local grocery store told the New Yorker that it was now preparing for nearly 100 delivery and pickup orders a day noting that 10 orders a day is typically considered a lot for them.
"To everyone coming here to 'ride out the storm,' please stay in for two weeks before you immerse yourself in our town," one local told the Mountain Express. "Please don't buy a 3-month supply of groceries, leaving little for the rest of us. Don't be a plague of locusts."
Source: New Yorker