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Location for temporary hospital chosen

Staff from the Redding Civic Auditorium announced on Thursday the US Army Corps of Engineers picked the auditorium as a location for a field hospital in Shasta County.

Posted: Apr 1, 2020 5:50 PM
Updated: Apr 2, 2020 8:04 PM

UPDATE, Thursday, April 2, 8:05 p.m - Staff from the Redding Civic Auditorium announced on Thursday the US Army Corps of Engineers picked the auditorium as a location for a field hospital in Shasta County.

The medical station will arrive on April 6.

Advance Redding, the managing agency of the auditorium, says it is working closely with the Shasta County health officials during this time.

Any questions regarding this matter should be directed to Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency at (530) 225-5591.

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REDDING, Calif. - Shasta County could be getting some help in the fight against the coronavirus.

Governor Gavin Newsom says he's considering Shasta County as one of the sites for a temporary field hospital to treat patients.

Shasta County Health officials say the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has been in Shasta County.

They're looking at three possible sites to set-up the makeshift hospital.

These sites include: Shasta County Fairgrounds in Anderson, Shasta College, and the Redding Civic Auditorium. 

Health officials say the hospital would treat both coronavirus and regular patients.

" We’re continuing to develop those partnerships and waiting to hear back from the government about what we’re going to receive and when," says Dr. Karen Romstrom of Shasta County Health and Human Services. "We’re anticipating it will be in the next week or so if that’ll happen."

Health officials say the temporary field hospital would have over 200 beds along with medical equipment to provide the necessary care.

The Army Corps of Engineers hasn't decided which site it'll choose, but the hospital would be able to serve thirteen counties north of Sacramento.  

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