BARUCH COLLEGE–Many CUNY dorms are slated to be converted into temporary hospital spaces for COVID-19, or novel coronavirus, patients, forcing students to return home or reside at the Queens College dormitory.
New York is projected to need about 140,000 hospital beds and only 53,000 are available according to New York state Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The temporary hospital space plan could provide more than 29,000 beds for patients who tested positive for COVID-19.
The dorms for Hunter College, Baruch College, and City College of New York are joining the College of Staten Island to transition to makeshift hospital spaces.