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April 9, 2020

Temporary hospital planned for New York’s St. John the Divine

[Episcopal News Service] In New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the United States, hospitals are running out of room for patients, so health officials are turning to alternatives like the USNS Comfort and temporary hospitals in a convention center and Central Park. Plans are now underway to construct another temporary hospital in the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, seat of the Diocese of New York and the largest (by some measurements) Anglican cathedral in the world. The details should be finalized in a few days, but the tentative plan is to set up about 400 hospital beds this week in the massive nave of the cathedral on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. Whether the cathedral […]