A 200-bed temporary care facility will be built at the Georgia World Congress Center for a potential coronavirus patient surge in Georgia, according to an announcement from Gov. Brian Kemp.
Georgia's projected peak date is April 26, according to Kemp's news release.
"Across Georgia, we have partnered with existing healthcare infrastructure to greatly expand our surge capacity, and now we have a dedicated team building out a temporary facility at the Georgia World Congress Center for potential COVID-19 patient surge," Kemp said. "We are working around the clock to prepare for future needs and ensure the health and well-being of our state. I am truly honored to have Georgia’s best, brightest, and most dedicated public servants working on this critically important project."
The Georgia National Guard, Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency, Department of Community Health, Department of Public Health and contractors will immediately begin to prepare GWCC for the potential coronavirus patient surge for mild to moderate (non-ICU) illness levels, excluding ventilator support, according to Kemp's release.