Clarke County Hospital Erecting Tent


Date:     March 30, 2020

Clarke County Hospital Erecting Tent for Patient Check-in

As of this writing, there are no known positive COVID-19 cases in Clarke County.  On Monday, March 30, the National Guard will erect a tent in the southwest parking lot of Clarke County Hospital.  The National Guard has, and continues to, erect tents at hospitals throughout Iowa in an effort to pre-emptively plan for a possible surge in COVID-19 patient visits to healthcare facilities.  The tents will serve as a sheltered screening (check-in) area for patients prior to their entrance into the Hospital. 

Clarke County Hospital is preparing for the possibility of a surge in patient visits, but hopes the erection of the tent is an unnecessary, preventative measure.  If the use of the tent becomes necessary, on-site directional signage will be posted for patient parking and access to the screening/check in tent.

Clarke County Hospital continues to urge all residents to practice social distancing, hand washing, surface sanitization, and stay at home measures. 

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Clarke County Hospital (CCH) is a 25-bed Critical Access Hospital located in Osceola, Iowa. For over 60 years, Clarke County Hospital has provided health care services to the community and surrounding areas of Clarke County. CCH is an affiliate of UnityPoint Health.