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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 07:29 PM

First 500 Beds Completed at McCormick Place 'Alternate Care Facility'

Source: NBC Chicago

The full site is expected to house an estimated 3,000 patient rooms by the end of Apri

The first delivery of beds took place over the weekend, according to Pritzker, and the Army Corps of Engineers said that the first 500 of those beds were ready as of Friday. The buildout will continue, officials say, with a goal of finishing the set-up by the end of April.

The facility is being divided into three units, including one that will consist of negative-pressure isolation pods for up to 750 patients exhibiting high transmission symptoms.

Also on Friday, Chicago city officials announced agreements with hotels to house health care workers interacting with coronavirus patients.

Starting next Wednesday, the London House and the Godfrey Hotel capacity will be reserved for healthcare workers including doctors, nurses, orderlies, lab technicians and custodial staff.

Read more: https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/pritzker-lightfoot-to-deliver-coronavirus-update-from-mccormick-place-now-ready-to-treat-patients/2249807/



Very proud of my governor, mayor and all the long, hard work of all those who built it, along with hotels that have provided space for McCormick's hospital and medical staff.

Now if every Chicagoan would just stay home.

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Response to ancianita (Original post)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 07:35 PM

1. McCormick Place COVID-19 hospital is less than half a mile from downtown Chicago.

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Fri Apr 3, 2020, 07:36 PM

2. My high school graduation took place there because we had such a large class.

Our HS Auditorium couldn't hole 725 kids and all their families so they rented the Arie Crown Theater in McCormick Place. They also hosted auto shows, boat shows and big events like that. The Rolling Stones played there on their first US tour.
A sad chain of events.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 07:40 PM

3. Cool.

Back when I was teaching seniors, and was a senior homeroom teacher, the young IL Senator Obama gave the commencement address to our graduating class there.

He was always a great speaker. I looked, listened, and thought, that man right there is the future of the Democratic Party. We knew. Chicago and Illinois knew.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 3, 2020, 07:56 PM

4. Now that is cool

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