Governor: COVID-19 quarantine facility under construction in Monroe County

Monroe COVID 19 quarantine facility

Photo courtesy of Governor Brian Kemp.

STAFF REPORT :::

Governor Brian Kemp and the Georgia Department of Public Health have announced that a COVID-19 quarantine facility is under construction on the Georgia Public Safety Training Center campus in Monroe County.

Officials say this area is for persons who test positive for COVID-19 and are unable to self-isolate.

This quarantine facility will accommodate 20 temporary housing units.

No patients are currently located at this quarantine facility.

“This is one of many measures that we’re taking to prepare for any scenario,” Kemp said. “I appreciate the hard work of GEMA, DPH and Monroe County officials to protect the health and safety of all Georgians.”

Monroe County is working with the Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security agencies and GPSTC officials to ensure the facility will meet the needs of potential patients while protecting the health and safety of Monroe County residents.

Authorities say all necessary precautions will be taken when moving and placing individuals in the quarantine facility.

Continuing COVID-19 updates will be available on Twitter at @GeorgiaEMA, @GaDPH and @GovKemp.

For additional information, please visit https://dph.georgia.gov/novelcoronavirus.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: