March 20, 2020 — Some U.S. schools are converting empty dorms into non permanent housing for coronavirus sufferers.

That could prove vital if hospitals nationwide are swamped with a surge of coronavirus circumstances that press them outside of their capability, the Affiliated Press claimed.

On Wednesday, Tufts University in Massachusetts stated it’s making hundreds of vacant dorm rooms out there in coming weeks to help reduce “unparalleled tension” on the health and fitness care procedure.

The school’s president identified as on other U.S. universities to do the same, expressing they have a civic obligation to help in periods of crisis, the AP claimed.

Middlebury University in Vermont is offering some of its properties, and New York University is inquiring pupils who are living close to campus crystal clear out their dorm rooms in scenario they are wanted to house coronavirus sufferers.

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