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Video shows where people returning from China amid coronavirus will be housed at MCAS Miramar

Posted at 2:16 PM, Feb 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-03 20:21:08-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- New video shows where passengers aboard a flight from China will be staying during their time at MCAS Miramar amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Video released by the Department of Defense shows the facility, called the “Consolidated Bachelor Quarters,” that will house those under quarantine.

Saturday, officials announced that the base was selected as one of the four bases around the U.S. that could house incoming passengers from China.

RELATED: MCAS Miramar picked as possible coronavirus quarantine location

Other bases include the 168th Regiment, Regional Training Institute, Fort Carson, Colorado; Travis Air Force Base, California; and Lackland Air Force Base, Texas.

Rep. Scott Peters said in a statement Sunday that the base is expected to receive a flight of American citizens traveling from China. It’s unclear exactly when the flight is expected to arrive.

In a letter to those who live on and use the base, Col. Charles Dockery said: "I am asking for your support as we host a group of people undergoing uncomfortable transition.”

According to the letter, all those who will be housed in the quarantine have been screened several times and show no symptoms. Should symptoms emerge, the individual will be transferred off the base for care.

See the full letter in the tweet below: