St. Alphonsus Medical Center and Baker County Emergency Management are enacting local preparedness plans to be ready to respond to COVID-19. While Baker County continues to report no positive cases of coronavirus, it is important to have our local resources in place in the event that they are needed.

At the request of St. Alphonsus Medical Center, the Baker County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue Team has agreed to transport and set up a support tent at the medical facility as a precautionary measure. In the event of multiple COVID-19 cases, this tent can provide necessary additional space to evaluate patients. The tent is a military surplus tent that includes lighting as well as a generator to allow for heat.

We are grateful for the Search and Rescue volunteers and Baker County Sheriff’s Office personnel who are willing to dedicate their time to assist with this.