SUNY Old Westbury being converted into field hospital to battle COVID-19
Work has begun on turning a Long Island college into a field hospital to battle COVID-19.
Construction crews were on the scene at SUNY Old Westbury setting up shelters on campus.
The move is part of a joint effort by federal and local officials to boost hospital bed capacity.
Construction is expected to wrap up on April 19.
A similar set-up is also being built at SUNY Stony Brook.