Salt Lake County eyeing government buildings for ‘quarantine centers’

in News/Salt Lake County

SALT LAKE CITY — As the novel coronavirus continues to spread throughout Utah, Salt Lake County officials are eyeing shuttered recreation centers and other now-closed county buildings to be turned into “quarantine isolation centers” for patients unable to quarantine at home.

County officials say they don’t necessarily need the isolation centers yet — but are gearing up in case they do.

“We are ready to operate a couple of our rec centers to turn into quarantine isolation centers for the population that cannot stay in their own homes when we come to that point,” Salt Lake County Mayor Jenny Wilson told the Salt Lake County Council on Tuesday.

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