USACE COVID-19 Alternate Care Facility
Convert the Alaska Airlines Arena into an Alternate Care Facility in order to achieve a “sufficiency of care” model meeting critical elements of healthcare for an infectious COVID-19 patient based on requirements of NFPA 99 Space Category 2 (General Care). Category 2 is defined by the NFPA 99 as “activities, systems, or equipment whose failure is likely to cause minor injury of patients, staff, or visitors” (NFPA 99 para. 4.1.2). Standard arenas, barracks and hotel layouts provide the opportunity for single patient rooms with negative pressure isolation to meet infection control requirements.