McAllen Convention Center soon to open as temporary healthcare facility

1 week 9 hours 37 minutes ago Saturday, August 01 2020 Aug 1, 2020 August 01, 2020 3:39 PM August 01, 2020 in News - Local

The McAllen Convention Center will soon open as a temporary healthcare facility to alleviate the strain on local hospitals.

There are 50 beds ready, and they could be increased to 250 depending on need.

"We plan to have that open late this weekend early next week. We'll be ready to take the first patients," said Texas Division of Emergency Management Chief W. Nim Kidd.

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