Lease authorizes temporary use of R.I. Convention Center as COVID-19 medical annex

THE R.I. CONVENTION Center will be converted to a temporary medical annex for COVID-19 patients. Pictured is the floor plan for the hospital floor. / COURTESY R.I. DEPARTMENT OF ADMINISTRATION
PROVIDENCE – The state has authorized a six-month lease of the R.I. Convention Center, which is being converted to a hospital annex for up to 600 COVID-19 patients. The lease, authorized Wednesday by the State Properties Committee, will be used as an overflow facility for up to 600 low-acuity, or less-severe, patients, who would be…

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