Converting campus spaces to healthcare facilities

May 5, 2020

Colleges have offered space in empty dormitories, gymnasiums, conference centers and even ice rinks, as Covid-19 field hospitals, according to an article on the Chronicle of Higher Education website.

For instance, Tufts University, will make its residence halls available to house medical personnel and first responders, as well as patients. 

At the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the Lowell Center, a conference and hotel facility, reopened on April 1 as a voluntary isolation center for people who have tested positive for Covid-19.

And the University of Nebraska system has signed an agreement with the state to provide quarantine housing on the Lincoln, Kearney, and Omaha campuses.

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