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PruittHealth facility in Tallahassee operating as Florida COVID-19 isolation center

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Posted at 2:33 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 14:33:17-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — A portion of PruittHealth’s long-term care facility in Southwood is operating as one of Florida’s COVID-19 isolation centers.

To help contain the spread of COVID-19 in long-term facilities, Governor Ron DeSantis has directed the establishment of COVID-19 only isolation centers and units across the state.

The Tallahassee isolation center has the capacity to hold up to 64 patients and is the only center between Pensacola and Jacksonville.

The centers have been put in place to serve patients in need of long-term care services who have contracted COVID-19.

According to the Agency for Health Care Administration, these facilities will help halt the spread of the virus in long-term care settings, allow for the appropriate isolation and recovery of COVID-19 positive patients, and ultimately save lives.

These isolation centers are regional resources for any COVID-19 positive patient requiring nursing facility level of care.

The centers may accept patients with any type of insurance and patients who are uninsured.

To learn more about the isolation centers click here.