Atlanta, GA – Friday, Gov. Brian P. Kemp announced the completion of the alternate care facility at the Georgia World Congress Center for COVID-19 patients if necessary. The 200-bed facility was prepared to be able to work in conjunction with Grady Health System to provide treatment to non-critical COVID-19 patients if numbers outstripped available beds in the regular healthcare system. He revealed photographs of the completed temporary facility.
“I greatly appreciate the work of the Georgia National Guard, Grady Health System, and our private sector partners to get this facility completed,” Kemp said in a press release. “Our team has been laser-focused on expanding hospital bed capacity so that no Georgian infected with COVID-19 goes without the care they need, and the alternate care facility at the Georgia World Congress Center is a solid insurance policy as we prepare for any scenario.”
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Photo credit: Governor’s office.