You may know the LA Convention Center as the heart of major conventions, but it might not look the same the next time you visit.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Sunday that the city will be establishing the Los Angeles Convention Center as a federal field hospital. Garcetti said the city is in the process of opening up five new emergency shelters to move the homeless indoors. Currently, the city is operating 540 shelters, which are about 91% filled. “We also expect that by tonight, those shelters will have reached between 97% and 100% capacity,” he said.
He announced that the city was working with UPS and Everlywell to get coronavirus test kits to seniors and community healthcare providers on Skid Row. He commended the City Council for requiring businesses to provide supplemental sick leave for employees suffering from coronavirus or caring for someone in their home with the illness.