Redwood Acres alternate care site still in place, no plan to sell

EUREKA, Calif. (KIEM) — There has been some talk about selling the Covid-19 alternate care site at redwood acres in Eureka, but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

According to County Health Officer Dr. Teresa Frankovich, the 100 hospital beds are state assets, and were sent to the county by the Governor’s Office of Emergency services back in April. Since the county didn’t buy them, if they aren’t being used then they would be returned to the state. So there is no plan to sell them.

Right now, the alternate care site is still in place, and the county Public Health Department is constantly reviewing the need for the site.

“I think all of us going into the flu season feel a lot more comfortable knowing we have that asset considering the remoteness of our location, and the fact that things are going to be a bit unpredictable in the next few months as we encounter both Covid and flu,” County Health Officer Dr. Frankovich says.

Just a reminder for residents, in addition to the alternate care site, Redwood Acres also offers Covid-19 testing. To make an appointment, you can visit https://lhi.care/covidtesting