New York hotels tapped for extra beds with hospitals short

The Business Times | Mar 27, 2020 at 12:00 AM
  • New York officials are talking to a wide range of Manhattan hotel owners as they muster resources to deal with the coronavirus.
  • Mr Cuomo has ordered hospitals in New York to increase capacity by 50 per cent and the state is building field hospitals at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, two state university campuses on Long Island and the Westchester Convention Center.
  • Government officials, medical groups and the hotel’s management were working out details like how to staff the hotel, what types of sanitary guidelines to follow, and who will stay at the property.