Positive Covid-19 patients can now quarantine in Salisbury University housing
SALISBURY, Md. – Coronavirus patients will now have a temporary place to call home in Salisbury if they’re testing positive but don’t need care at a hospital or other facility.
Salisbury University and PRMC teamed up to accommodate the patients at Dogwood Village, a student housing complex on the school’s campus.
Patients who require continued isolation can be transferred from PRMC to the homes, where they can quarantine for up to fourteen days.
There will be space for about 100 patients with no visitors allowed.
Jason Rhodes with Salisbury University tells 47 ABC this agreement is all about helping those in need.
“We’re here to help the community, SU is here to help the community, and PRMC is here to help the community, and it really made sense for us to join forces like this in such a critical time for the area,” he said.
In July, each building will undergo deep cleaning and sanitation and get all new mattresses before any students return to the housing. Officials hope to have the first patients transferred into the units later this week.