U of U Hospital to use tents to isolate coronavirus patients
The University of Utah Hospital will attempt to keep those infected with the coronavirus from spreading it to other patients.
Allison Flynn Gaffney with University of Utah Health says the hospital will use tents to offer services to those who might have COVID-19 virus.
The hospital has set up at least one negative-pressure tent outside its main building, with the potential to put up four more if they are needed.
The tents are self-sustaining, with the air inside them constantly filtered and recycled.
Officials say the tents allow them to be prepared in case there is a surge in the number of patients seeking coronavirus testing.
Senior Director of Emergency Management Phillip Chaffe says the tents are a precaution that helps keep hospital staff and patients safe.