ALTERNATE CARE SITES (ACS)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is evaluating hotel and arena facilities to convert them into alternate healthcare facilities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A facility that is temporarily converted for healthcare use during a public health emergency is an Alternate Care Site (ACS). The primary function of ACSs is to reduce the healthcare burden on hospitals and established medical facilities.
The process to create Alternate Care Sites includes:
- Identify and obtain ACS sites
- Build and convert the space
- Supply and equip units