Gov. Kemp: Georgia World Congress Center COVID-19 facility complete

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ATLANTA (41NBC/WMGT) – Georgia Governor Brian Kemp announced Friday the completion of the alternate care facility at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The facility is for COVID-19 patients “if the need arises,” according to a news release from the governor’s office.

Photo: Office of Georgia Governor Brian Kemp

The 200-bed facility will be anchored in partnership with Grady Health System and provide treatment to non-critical COVID-19 patients.

“I greatly appreciate the work of the Georgia National Guard, Grady Health System, and our private sector partners to get this facility completed,” Governor Kemp said. “Our team has been laser-focused on expanding hospital bed capacity so that no Georgian infected with COVID-19 goes without the care they need, and the alternate care facility at the Georgia World Congress Center is a solid insurance policy as we prepare for any scenario.”

Click here to watch a video of Governor Kemp’s visit to the facility.

Temporary care facilities are also being set up in Albany, Gainesville, Macon and Rome.