GEMA, Georgia National Guard moving makeshift hospital for potential second wave

Seventy-six beds will be set up in the Youth ChalleNGe Academy in Milledgeville

Georgia is preparing for a potential second wave of COVID-19.with a makeshift hospital in Baldwin County, according to an article on the WMAZ website.

GEMA says 76 beds will be set up in the Youth ChalleNGe Academy in Milledgeville. Another 120 beds will be transported to the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth for storage. 

GEMA and the Georgia National Guard were looking for a building already owned by the state. In the case of the Youth ChalleNGe Academy,  it was owned by the Georgia Department of Defense, and its Milledgeville location was planning to close because of state budget cuts. 

"Now, we hope we don't have a second phase of COVID-19 or a second outbreak, if you will, to the point that it challenges hospital capacity, but we'd be foolish not to plan for it," Adj. Gen. Thomas Carden with the Georgia Department of Defense, said in the article.

Read the article.



July 1, 2020

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