The pad for the quarantine housing at GPSCT.

The state of Georgia is building quarantine housing to keep those with Coronavirus in Forsyth at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center, Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Friday.

Kemp announced that a quarantine space for persons who test positive for COVID-19 and are unable to self-isolate is under construction on the GPSTC Campus in Monroe County. The quarantine space will be able to accommodate 20 temporary housing units. No patients are currently at the facility.

Kemp said officials are working to ensure the facility will meet the needs of potential patients while protecting the health and safety of Monroe County residents. All necessary precautions will be taken when moving and placing individuals at the facility.