FREEPORT (WREX) -- Freeport Health Network is preparing for more COVID-19 patients.
FHN set up a tent in the hospital parking lot. It is part of the group's preparation, along with more training for workers to fight the virus.
FHN says the tent allows workers to see potentially positive COVID-19 cases in a separate environment from the hospital.
"It was important for us to make sure that our community knew that we were going to be prepared, but also to allow us to get some real hands-on experience before there is an actual time of need," said Mark Gridley, President and CEO of FHN.