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Ft. Custer Training Center Quarantine Center for Coronavirus Victims

Posted at 7:52 AM, Feb 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 15:05:11-05

LANSING, Mich. — State, local, and federal officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus.

The Ft. Custer Training Center, Augusta, Mich., has been identified by the Department of Defense to provide additional housing, for up to 20 rooms meeting CDC specifications, for any individual subject to quarantine for the Coronavirus. The Ft. Custer facility will be used in the event that state and local officials need additional housing beyond their current capacity.

Ft. Custer's facility must be reviewed by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services staff before its use and HHS is responsible for all care of the potential Ft. Custer guests. The Michigan National Guard's only role is to provide additional housing and will not be in direct contact with any of the guests. HHS is responsible for providing medical services, security, and enforcing the quarantine.

The Michigan National Guard is always ready to respond to protect the homeland whenever called upon by state and federal authorities.

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan National Guard are closely coordinating with interagency partners to ensure accurate and timely information.

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