Colorado’s Fort Carson to Quarantine Coronavirus ‘Evacuees’
The Department of Defense has selected four bases to hold nearly 1,000 people traveling back from overseas, to see if they have coronavirus.
There have been 11 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the U.S. as of February 3, 2020. ABC News reports that China is readying for a pandemic as the country now has over 17,000 confirmed cases.
According to KOAA, the Department of Defense will be quarantining upwards of 1,000 'evacuees' returning from travel overseas, at four U.S. military bases including Fort Carson in Colorado Springs.
The base will only be providing the housing needed as the Department of Health and Human Services will be providing care, transportation, and security.
They'll be staying at the Colorado National Guard's Regional Training of Excellence campus, which lays outside of living and work areas of soldiers, civilians, and their family members. That campus can hold the estimated 250 evacuees that may be coming to the Fort Carson.
if the evacuees should show symptoms of coronavirus within their 14-day quarantine, they'll be transferred to a local hospital.
The other bases involved in the quarantines:
- Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, California
- Travis Air Force Base, California
- Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
Get more on the evacuees being transferred to Fort Carson from KOAA HERE.