Updated: May 11, 2020
By Kia Morgan
The state of Georgia will convert a part of the Georgia World Congress Center into a 200-bed hospital to handle the high number of coronavirus patients, Gov. Brian Kemp said Sunday.
The Georgia National Guard and state health and emergency officials will work with PAE, who merges technology with advanced business practices delivering faster, smarter and more efficient managed services.
"Across Georgia, we have partnered with existing healthcare infrastructure to greatly expand our surge capacity, and now we have a dedicated team building out a temporary facility at the Georgia World Congress Center for potential COVID-19 patient surge," said Governor Brian Kemp. "We are working around the clock to prepare for future needs and ensure the health and well-being of our state. I am truly honored to have Georgia's best, brightest, and most dedicated public servants working on this critically important project."
Bluestein, Greg and Trubey J. Scott “Georgia to convert Atlanta convention center to temporary hospital.” 12 April 2020