Imperial County officials are aware that preparation efforts are taking place at Imperial Valley College in case that the Alternate Care Site (ACS) needs to reopen in the near future.
The ACS has been kept in a “warm” status since August of this year meaning that a limited amount of equipment remained in the college gym in case there was a need to open it once again.
The understanding among local and state partners was that that it could reopen if the County saw a need for this additional resource. County officials are 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 be necessary.
As new information is received, it will be shared with the community. The Imperial County Public Health Department and partner agencies will host a virtual news conference this week to provide a COVID-19 update. Please make sure to 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.