It's not yet clear exactly how many people are coming to the camp or when, but Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb and Indiana National Guard Adjutant General R. Dale Lyles provided some details on how the camp will look like on the inside. And new photos and a video from the guard show a look inside.
When asked earlier this week if news reporters and photographers would be allowed inside the camp, Lyles and Holcomb said no one would be allowed inside at this time because they don't want to sacrifice any part of the mission, but something may be set up, possibly outside the camp, at a later date.
Before and once they arrive at Camp Atterbury, everyone will be medically screened and tested for COVID-19, Lyles said. The screening, expected to take about 14 days, will help determine the medical status of evacuees, give them all needed vaccinations for visa holders and offer mental health resources. COVID-19 vaccinations will also be offered at the camp.
Once evacuees arrive at Camp Atterbury and are processed, personnel at the site will determine where to house them, Lyles said.
All lodging facilities have heating, air conditioning and plumbing, Lyles said. Families or people arriving with others will likely stay together in a dorm-style unit. Those arriving alone will stay in open bay barracks for both males and females.
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