Overflow facility at Expo sees first patient a week after opening – My Champlain Valley

Safe to say the feared Surge didn't happen last week. A 400 bed alternate health care facility was open a week before the first patient was admitted.

“The guard was guided by the State on Wednesday April 1st to open the facility, to assist hospitals and other facilities by taking patients, so area hospitals can focus on more critical patients. They’ve received their first patient, just last night. They planned on the facility being strictly used as a release valve for hospitals, allowing them to focus on patients who required higher levels of care, such as patients with COVID-19. However that changed last night, when that first patient turned out to be COVID-19 positive."



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