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Where has New Jersey established field medical stations for COVID-19 response?

Last Updated: 05/07/2020

The Governor's Office, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the New Jersey State Police have identified three locations where field medical stations can be established to activate 1,000 additional hospital beds.

The field medical station at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison is open and accepting patients.

The field medical station at the Atlantic City Convention Center has been completed and has had a soft opening.

The field medical station at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus will stand-down, transferring its operations to the Alternate Care Site at East Orange General Hospital, which has completed construction. Since its opening, the Secaucus site has admitted 268 patients and 251 have been discharged.

The items and supplies at the Secaucus Field Medical Station will be placed in storage by the Office of Emergency Management for rapid deployment elsewhere as needed.

Please note, these plans may change as needed.

Volunteers with qualified medical training and experience who wish to join the fight against coronavirus can help ensure proper staffing at field medical stations. Retired nurses or doctors, nursing and medical students, EMTs, and former members of Armed Services' medical corps willing to join the fight should go to covid19.nj.gov/volunteerto sign up.

The Governor's Office is working directly with business partners regarding possible transportation and lodging arrangements for volunteers coming from outside the area. Those looking to donate housing for health volunteers can do so at covid19.nj.gov/housing.

Source: Governor's Remarks; https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200402a.shtml; https://www.nj.gov/health/healthfacilities/fms.shtml