Plans are in place to help assist hospitals in the event of them becoming overpopulated with sick patients.

The Evangeline Parish 911 Facebook Page confirmed that Chicot State Park in upper Evangeline Parish has been designated as a potential "Overflow Site" for those sick with COVID-19.

In the event of hospitals within the region becoming overpopulated with patients, some may be sent to the state park for treatment. There, they would be quarantined and treated for COVID-19.

The decision to close the park and turn into a makeshift hospital came down from the state level.

It is important to note here that this is a plan of action and that hospitals are not currently at full capacity.

So, what can you do during this pandemic? Continue to wash your hands and STAY HOME. Medical professionals say the most important thing to do right now is to limit your interaction with others.

Please continue to check back here for more updates.

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