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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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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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