The construction of an isolation area for potential virus outbreaks in the Commonwealth is still in the permitting stage, according to the Commonwealth Ports Authority.
CPA executive director Maryann Lizama said they have met with Commonwealth Healthcare Corp. officials to coordinate construction of 36’x16’ quarantine area for any possible infected passengers coming to the CNMI.
The area is located on the ground floor between Gates 2 and 3 and consists of a screening and treatment area that will be manned by CHCC personnel.
According to CPA’s project report, RNV Construction is now processing the permits for the project and will begin work once they are issued.
The CPA board approved a supplemental budget of $44,880 for the isolation facility.
Since CPA is funding the project, CPA personnel would be given priority for training and grant funding on CHCC’s side.