Dozens of field hospitals are being set up with federal assistance across the country to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
Most field hospitals being constructed are not needed right away, but experts expect COVID-19 hospitalizations to grow well into April. Many state governments are requesting assistance from the federal government now to set up temporary facilities if the number of coronavirus cases pass hospitals’ capacity to treat patients.
“Army Corps of Engineers are in every single state. They are working with the state and local officials. They’ve done 181 assessments of preexisting facilities like this, so we can rapidly stand up hospitals, and we’re working with FEMA, and FEMA’s the one