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County rolls out overflow COVID-19 treatment center at San Mateo Event Center

Original post made on Apr 2, 2020

In a cavernous room at the San Mateo County Event Center, 250 hospital beds lie waiting for an emergency that county officials hope will never come.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, April 1, 2020, 2:44 PM

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Posted by Anneke
a resident of another community
on Apr 2, 2020 at 1:52 pm

A good size hotel (part of the Van der Valk hotel Chain) in the most southern province of The Netherlands, Limburg, offered to convert the hotel into a temporary medical facility for patients too sick with COVID to stay at home but not too sick to be in a hospital.

The conversion from hotel to medical facility only took three and a half days.

Since many hotels in our area are nearly empty during this pandemic, would that not be a valuable consideration for our cities to consider?

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