Pennsylvania’s emergency management secured two federal medical sites for sick coronavirus patients. In the southeast part of the state

Written by on April 3, 2020

Pennsylvania’s emergency management secured two federal medical sites for sick coronavirus patients. In the southeast part of the state

By Tyler Pratt

April 3, 2020

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Pennsylvania emergency management officials have secured federal medical stations in preparation for a surge in coronavirus cases over the next two weeks.

PEMA director Randy Padfield spoke to reporters on Thursday, April 2, and said not everywhere will get a medical site, but Pennsylvania was able to get two.

“They are small in quantity across the United States but based on modeling in the southeast we were able to make a justification to receive those,” said Padfield.

Padfield says the commonwealth has been working with more than two thousand state and federal partners to prepare for a surge since early March.

“I’d like to point out that we have been active well in advance of the first case of COVID-19 being announced in the commonwealth.”

Padfield says PEMA is looking at other sites for short-term care patients without coronavirus so hospitals can be dedicated to caring for COVID-19 patients.


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