Alternative care facility to be built at Wisconsin State Fair Park

Wisconsin State Fair Park sign

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday that the Army Corp of Engineers has started mobilizing at the Exposition Center at the Wisconsin State Fair Park to help develop an alternative care facility.

According to a release, the Army Corp of Engineers has partnered with states to build ACFs to support local medical infrastructures during the spread of COVID-19.

“We are extremely appreciative of FEMA and the Army Corp of Engineers for their responsiveness as we continue to see an increase in the number of individuals testing positive for COVID-19 in Wisconsin,” said Evers. “This alternative care facility will be a critical addition to the southeastern region of our state and will be essential to continuing to ensure our healthcare systems are not overwhelmed.”

Gilbane in Milwaukee signed with Army Corp of Engineers to build the facility. Local subcontractors HGA (Design), Johnson Controls, Staff Electric, F. Ahern and Hetzel Sanfillipo will be assisting.

“I want to also share my sincere gratitude to the Wisconsin State Fair Park leadership, including CEO Kathleen O’Leary and Chairman John Yingling,” said Evers. “Their willingness to open their doors to support the region’s residents during what may be these folks’ darkest hours, is exactly the kind of servant leadership that illustrates how Wisconsin’s best are stepping up and in to respond to COVID-19.”