Gov. Kemp announces construction of 200-bed COVID-19 facility at Georgia World Congress Center

Gov. Kemp announces construction of 200-bed COVID-19 facility at Georgia World Congress Center
Governor Brian Kemp outlines executive order (Source: Governor Brian Kemp (Facebook))

ATLANTA, Ga. (WTOC) - Governor Brian Kemp announced on Sunday that the state of Georgia has executed a contract with Pacific Architects and Engineers (PAE) to build a 200-bed facility at the Georgia World Congress Center.

A press release says that construction will begin immediately to prepare the facility ahead of the Peach State’s projected peak date of COVID-19 cases. That date is April 26.

“Across Georgia, we have partnered with existing healthcare infrastructure to greatly expand our surge capacity, and now we have a dedicated team building out a temporary facility at the Georgia World Congress Center for potential COVID-19 patient surge,” said Governor Kemp. “We are working around the clock to prepare for future needs and ensure the health and well-being of our state. I am truly honored to have Georgia’s best, brightest, and most dedicated public servants working on this critically important project.”

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