The Los Angeles Convention Center will serve as a temporary medical facility to bring much-needed relief to local area hospitals during the COVID-19 emergency.
The site is expected to be ready for its first patients during the week of April 13, and with the current capacity of 250 beds, it has the ability to expand operations if the need calls for it. Patients will be provided with a bed, a care package, meals and wrap-around services to ensure they have a place to go before they are released.
Through the collective efforts of the City led by Mayor Eric Garcetti, County, State, Federal government, local agencies on the front lines including the National Guard, LAPD Headquarters, LAFD, CAL FIRE and healthcare professionals, were able to work collaboratively to execute the project.
"For all who have taken part in making this exceptional operation happen, I am eternally grateful," said Councilman Curren Price, who represents the Ninth District which includes the LA Convention Center. "In times of crisis, this is where the true resiliency of the community shines through. We continue to respond to this emergency with all branches of the government in unison as the safety and interests of our neighbors remains our top priority."