MEDIA ADVISORY: Media is invited for Photo/Video Opportunity at the Medical Monitoring Station at Morial Convention Center
April 03, 2020
WHAT: Media is invited to tour the Medical Monitoring Station (MMS) at the Morial Convention Center. In addition, media will be able to tour the Personal Housing Units (PHU) located across from the Convention Center on Convention Center Boulevard.
The tour is an opportunity for the media to ask questions about the facilities, admission criteria and processes.
NOTE: Media must complete a waiver for special access to the convention center. Click here for the waiver. Complete this form and bring it with you on Saturday.
WHEN: Saturday, April 4, 2020 10 a.m.
WHERE: Earnest N. Morial Convention Center - Entrance to Hall G 900 Convention Center Blvd. New Orleans, LA
WHO: Mr. Norris Yarborough, Incident Commander Dr. Meghan Maslanka, Medical Operations Manager Dr. Joseph Kanter, Assistant State Health Officer, Louisiana Department of Health Mr. Clayton Williams, Public Information Officer
WHY: This is an opportunity to better understand the details of the Medical Monitoring Station and Personal Housing Unit facilities and operations. The Medical Monitoring Station is only for COVID-19 positive individuals transferred from hospitals and is no longer need an acute care hospital bed, but are not well enough to be discharged to their homes, and require medical monitoring. The Personal Housing Units are for symptomatic individuals coming from hospital emergency departments with COVID-19 tests pending and require isolation until test results are reported.