Camp Roberts no longer considered potential quarantine site for coronavirus patients, health officials say

Posted at 11:18 AM, Feb 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-28 20:54:15-05

Camp Roberts is no longer being considered as a potential quarantine site for coronavirus patients, according to a press release sent Monday morning.

In a statement, the San Luis Obipso County Public Health Department said health officers got notice Sunday evening that federal authorities will no longer consider housing returning travelers with coronavirus at Camp Roberts.

“We remain prepared to work with federal and state partners should future decisions turn back to Camp Roberts as a resource,” said Dr. Penny Borenstein, SLO County Health Officer.

She also expressed her appreciation and admiration for “the prompt and professional response shown by our local hospitals, EMS providers, and County personnel.”

Over the weekend, local health officers said they were advised by state and federal authorities to prepare for the possibility that passengers who test positive for coronavirus, but no longer require hospitalization, may be sent to Camp Roberts for the remainder of a two week quarantine.