ATLANTIC CITY — The Convention Center will be one of four locations throughout the state to host a field hospital amid COVID-19 concerns, state officials said Tuesday.
The Atlantic City Convention Center will house a Federal Emergency Management Agency hospital, State Police Superintendent Col. Patrick Callahan said during a daily briefing on the new coronavirus hosted by Gov. Phil Murphy and other state officials.
Mayor Marty Small Sr. said the field site will become the primary hospital for non-COVID-19 patients. The mayor said the Convention Center hospital has no relation to his request for a mobile testing site at Bader Field.
Small said that at the moment, there is no clear timetable for when the hospital might be operational but added, “It will be soon, very soon.”
Small, who has been posting regular updates via social media about the local response to the new coronavirus, emphasized the seriousness of the pandemic.