Take a look inside Detroit’s TCF Center as it transforms into coronavirus (COVID-19) alternate care site

Site to accommodate around 1,000 patients

TCF Center
TCF Center

DETROIT – Officials are working to transform the TCF Center in Downtown Detroit into a temporary alternate care facility for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in Michigan.

April 10, 2020 update: Construction complete: Detroit’s TCF Center turned into alternate care facility for COVID-19 patients

You can see video of the transformation above.

Construction crews from the TCF Center workforce and union labor are working to create a space that can accommodate around 1,000 beds.

The site will relieve some of the burden on Metro Detroit hospitals overflowing with COVID-19 patients.

Officials said the TCF Center alternate care site is tracking to be one of the fastest builds in the country, given the experience of the workforce, the quality of the facility and the technology upgrades made during its $279 million renovation.

You can see pictures of the progress in the gallery below.

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The TCF Center in Downtown Detroit being transformed into an alternate care facility for coronavirus (COVID-19) patients.

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