A refrigerated semi truck dubbed a “deployable morgue unit” is now being used in central Colorado as a way to store bodies as a result of COVID-19.
The “deployable morgue unit” was announced on Tuesday, December 15th, reported Fox 31 News.
According to the Pueblo County Colorado Coroner’s Office, the rig will be used for “short-term storage of recently deceased persons awaiting final arrangements.”
Currently, Pueblo County is under “Level Red” restrictions, but has had a declining number of hospitalizations due to COVID-19 for 10 straight days.
The Pueblo County Coroner's Office has activated it's Deployable Morgue Unit. The unit is staged and operating in support of the Healthcare and Deathcare providers in the County. It will be used for the short-term storage of recently deceased persons awaiting final arrangements. pic.twitter.com/pL8L7ueTEy— Pueblo County Coroner (@CoronerPueblo) December 15, 2020