The field hospital set up by the Navy in South Finegayan is being taken down and moved ahead of typhoon season.
Navy engineers are dismantling dozens of tents and moving all the medical gear that was in them into more secure structures on Naval Base Guam that are able to better withstand destructive winds and heavy rain.
Joint Region Marianas Commander Rear Admiral John Menoni said in a recent news release that the move was made based on the recommendations from the medical leadership.
The Naval Expeditionary Medical Facility was set up back in March in the event that more bed space was needed to handle COVID-19 cases. But fortunately, that extra bed space was never needed.
Admiral Menoni said the Navy is still committed to providing a backstop for Naval Hospital’s COVID-19 response as well as to support the needs of GovGuam, if called on.