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Where has New Jersey established field medical stations for COVID-19 response?
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.
A 250-bed hospital at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus opened Monday, April 6.
A 500-bedhospital at the New Jersey Convention Center in Edison is expected to be ready by Wednesday, April 8.
The Atlantic City Convention Center is currently targeted to open Tuesday, April 14.
Please note, these plans may change as needed.
Volunteers with qualified medical training and experience who wish to join the fight against coronavirus and 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. Thoe 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