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CHICAGO, IL - NOVEMBER 20: A police vehicle sits outside of Mercy Hospital where four people were shot and killed yesterday on November 20, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. Chicago Police officer Samuel Jimenez was shot and killed as he responded to a call at the hospital where Tamara O'Neal, a 38-year-old emergency room physician and Dayna Less, a 25-year-old pharmacy resident were shot by 32-year-old Juan Lopez who also died in the incident. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Atrium Health Cabarrus in Concord has confirmed that they have set up “mobile morgues” as a precaution because they are preparing for the possibility of a large number of deaths due to the coronavirus.  Citizens were shocked and alarmed when they saw the big white containers last Thursday. Atrium Health is stressing that it’s strictly precautionary but residents at the hospital still say that it doesn’t help people’s morale seeing something like this.

You can find the “mobile morgues” at the front of the emergency room located on lake concord road and a spokesperson for atrium even said that it was accurate to call them “mobile morgues.” In a statement from Atrium Health, it said it, “continues to implement plans for the increased impact COVID-19 will have on our community. As part of our ongoing pandemic planning, we are coordinating and working with every hospital in our system to prepare for the anticipated influx of COVID-19 patients in the weeks ahead.

“This includes decreasing non-essential appointments and procedures early on, our emphasis on virtual health visits and identifying extra available space for patients.

“We are also preparing for the possibility there may be a higher number of patients who succumb to COVID-19.

“The extent of how fast COVID-19 will spread, the impact it has, and our ability to serve the community during this state of emergency is directly dependent on how well our community observes the physical distancing and stay-at-home orders in place today. “We continue to urge the community to do their part in flattening the curve. These measures underscore how vitally important it is for the community to observe stay-at-home and physical distancing orders in place.”