Three hundred soldiers from the 627th Army Hospital at Fort Carson, Colo., are headed to Seattle to staff a new military field hospital at CenturyLink Field Event Center, where the Seattle Seahawks play, according to AP. The facility will have at least 150 beds to treat patients with non-coronavirus illnesses.
“We know that this Army field hospital will be critical and will reduce the burden on hospitals here,” Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan said. ”The military is here to help, not take over. They are here to help because they know Seattle needs it.”
FEMA has designated $100 million for the military’s response efforts in Washington state.
Army photo by Pfc. Ashton Empty