Care Facility at McCormick Place Will Be Phased Out
As a marker of progress in containing the coronavirus pandemic, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker jointly announced Monday that the temporary facility constructed by the Army Corp of Engineers a month ago at McCormick Place would be phased out.
“The McCormick Place Alternate Care Facility was originally developed out of an abundance of caution and based on data projections of over 40,000 hospitalizations in a matter of weeks, and the facility was meant to relieve that anticipated pressure on our local healthcare systems,” Lightfoot and Pritzker said in a statement.
However, with the curve of new COVID-19 cases flattening, Lightfoot and Pritzker said the McCormick Place ACF will stop operating in its clinical needs testing phase. “All patients currently receiving care at McCormick will continue to receive outstanding medical care for the duration of their illness, and plans for deconstruction are currently underway.”
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