State to keep one field hospital for COVID-19, in Cranston, through June 2021

RHODE ISLAND's alternate hospital for COVID-19 surge capacity will be at 100 Sockonosett Cross Road in Cranston, a former Citizens Bank site. / COURTESY STATE PROPERTIES COMMITTEE
PROVIDENCE – The state will extend its lease for a field hospital site in Cranston through June 2021, as a backup to traditional hospitals in the COVID-19 pandemic. At an annual rate, the rental exceeds $3.9 million a year. But the state now will deactivate two other alternate hospital sites that were set up in…

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