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    November 19, 2020

    IMPERIAL COUNTY — Imperial County officials announced Thursday, November 19, that the Alternate Care Site (ACS) reopened at 7 a.m., according to a press release. The reopening is due to the recent surge in COVID cases within the County and with the goal to increase local capacity for patient care. 

    The ACS has been established at the Imperial Valley College (IVC) gym. Patients who will be seen at the facility will be low-acuity patients who will be close to discharge and will be transferred directly from local hospitals. Members of the public will not be able to access care directly at the ACS.


    The ACS was initially established at the end of May of this year and was kept in a “warm” status since August of this year, limiting the amount of equipment that remained in the college gym in case there was a need to open it once again, according to the release. The understanding among local and state partners was that it would reopen if the County saw a need for the additional resource. 


    County officials have been working closely with El Centro Regional Medical Center and Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District staff to review data on COVID-19 cases and plan for any additional resources that may be needed in the community. 

    Follow the Imperial County Public Health Department, County of Imperial, Imperial Valley College, Pioneers Memorial Healthcare District and El Centro Regional Medical Center on their social media platforms for updated information. 

    Article via: thedesertreview.com

    Roman Flores, Reporter, The Desert Review