Keno Rural Fire Department and Klamath County Fire District 4 set up the second of two tents outside the Sky Lakes Emergency Department on Friday, Sept. 10. The tents, loaned to Sky Lakes by Keno Rural Fire Department, are part of the medical center’s preparation for an expected weeks-long surge of COVID-19 patients seeking care at the Emergency Department. The tents will be used by Emergency Department staff to screen patients in order to relieve pressure on the main department during peak times. “Among other things, having the tents allows us to separate COVID-positive patients from non-COVID patients and that makes the environment safer for everyone,” said Kacy Davis, RN, Sky Lakes Emergency Department Director. “Keno Fire is a wonderful community partner and we are grateful for their assistance.”
The tents will be ready for service Wednesday, September 15. By then, the tents will have power, data, and air conditioning among other important elements to providing comfortable care.