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BURLINGTON, Vermont — The state of Vermont is preparing to close some of the surge sites that were set up across the state in case COVID-19 infections overwhelmed its hospitals.
WCAX-TV reports that pop-up sites, like the one at the Spartan Arena in Rutland, were designed for non-COVID patients in case hospitals became inundated with patients who did have the coronavirus.
The Rutland site, which could handle 150 patients, was never used.
Human Services Secretary Mike Smith said the sites in Rutland, St. Albans and Barre will be the first to close.
If conditions change, the sites could be reopened.