Alhambra High School in Martinez will no longer be considered as an “alternate care site” for treatment of some patients with the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Martinez schools superintendent said in a community message.
“Due to many factors related to the complexities of converting the school buildings to provide medical treatment, it has been decided that Alhambra High School will no longer be considered for use as an alternative care site,” Superintendent CJ Cammack said in the message issued Thursday.
That announcement came on the same day Contra Costa County officials announced that the Craneway Pavilion in Richmond is becoming an alternate care site.
The Craneway will have 250 beds for an overflow of COVID-19 patients who do not need ICU-level care in the event that local hospitals are unable to accommodate a surge in cases.
A part of the Martinez high school was being considered for that same use as well, but isn’t any more.
Contra Costa County health officials have also said part of the former Los Medanos Community Hospital in Pittsburg is also under consideration to become a temporary alternate care site, but no formal decision has been announced.