ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (CBS) – FEMA has approved setting up several field hospitals in New Jersey to deal with the outbreak. One approved location is at the Atlantic City Convention Center.
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In a need to increase hospital capacity, the Atlantic City Convention Center is one of 3 locations announced by NJ Gov. Phil Murphy that will turn into a makeshift hospital. Between hospitals and the 3 sites, FEMA wants to add an add’l 2360 hospital beds. pic.twitter.com/MUmuiWSmlZ
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Crews say they’re prepared to open the center quickly if necessary.