Preparing for the worst but hoping for the best means taking precautionary measures, like taking up the Clinton Fire Department on their offer to set up their all-weather MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) tent outside Warner Hospital's Family Medicine Center.
Monday night at the Clinton City Council Meeting, Commissioner of Public Safety Dan Ballenger and hospital CEO Paul Skowron did a little networking and the hospital has taken up the fire department on an offer made.
Skowron indicated Monday the hospital is beginning to take measures to make sure their facility can handle an influx in cases.
The Fire Department has been preparing for the virus as their first responders could end up on the scene with someone that has been exposed or infected with the virus and so they are taking precautions to gear their guys up for such a scenario.
Ballenger adds the Department has closed to the public until further notice.
Skowron indicates other areas of the hospital could become triage in the event there is a spike in coronavirus cases locally.