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Butte County to construct emergency coronavirus tents

Pictured: Enloe Medical Center COVID-19 tent on March 18, 2020.

Butte County General Services announced Tuesday they will construct and test the county’s emergency tents, this week.

Posted: Mar 24, 2020 9:31 AM

BUTTE COUNTY, Calif. – Butte County General Services announced Tuesday they will construct and test the county’s emergency tents, this week.

The goal is the check the structural integrity of each tent, ensuring functionality in the event that they are needed for coronavirus response within Butte County.

Construction will take place on the East lawn of the Old County Hospital, in Oroville at 2279 Del Oro.

The tents are tentatively scheduled to go up on Thursday afternoon (March 26).

The emergency tents can be used for several coronavirus needs. They may serve as storage space for coronavirus supplies, they may isolate people sick with coronavirus in the event of a medical surge, where the capacity to treat patients at hospitals exceeds their number of beds and space.

CONTINUING CORONAVIRUS COVERAGE

Butte County Public Health owns the tents as part of their Emergency Preparedness program. General Services is assisting the health department with construction as a function of the department operations center, which has been activated since Feb. 12.

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