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COVID-19 Aide: Rapid Deployment Shelters

April 14, 2020
Cobra Structures Rapid Deployment Shelters
By: Cobra Structures Staff

Through Rapid Deployment Shelters, Cobra Structures is helping those in need during the COVID-19 outbreak. The emergency shelters provide a solution for the overcrowded hospitals, clinics, and communities, giving workers the extra space they need to do their job. Deploying our emergency shelters can ease current threats from COVID-19, and help contain future outbreaks of the virus.

Rapid Deployment Shelters Uses

  • Tests, treatment, and quarantine sites for COVID-19.
  • Emergency shelters.
  • Temporary storage buildings.
  • Disaster relief.

We are well aware of the need for temporary emergency shelters and storage buildings across North America and have the necessary resources to help with the above situations. Cobra’s Rapid Deployment Shelters are pre-engineered buildings with full electrical, heating, and lighting services. Each shelter has over 30 furnished individual rooms.

All shelters are portable and can be erected on existing levelled concrete, gravel, asphalt, and earth. As a result, Cobra’s team is quick, efficient, and ready to deploy the shelters.

These shelters can come with modular reusable wall systems, allowing for easy transportation on short notice. They can also handle a high snow load capacity and can be engineered specific to the site. When the COVID-19 situation passes, these buildings can be easily taken down and repurposed for shops, heated storage, community centres, daycares, and more.

Governments’ Need

The federal government is prepared to use isolation tents and temporary storage for possible COVID-19 outbreaks in Indigenous communities, according to a CBC article. Many remote communities don’t have enough clean drinking water and medical services, meaning the communities are vulnerable to a COVID-19 outbreak. If so, testing and quarantining sites can be hard to develop, making temporary storage buildings necessary.

This is a scenario that played out during the H1N1 outbreak, which led Manitoba First Nations to declare a state of emergency. Back then, communities didn’t have enough space for patients.

Outside Brampton Civic Hospital, volunteers have set up tents for all of the hospital’s patients. The tent gives the hospital “a “cleaner” area for patients who do not have the virus but who need to be screened as they arrive for emergency care,” according to a CBC Toronto article.

If you need a COVID-19 Rapid Deployment Shelter, you can contact us and we will get your Rapid Deployment Shelter up as quickly as possible.

We’re in this together, and we will get through COVID-19.