March 20, 2020 — Some U.S. schools are changing vacant dorms into short term housing for coronavirus individuals.

That could verify crucial if hospitals nationwide are swamped with a surge of coronavirus instances that drive them past their potential, the Linked Press reported.

On Wednesday, Tufts College in Massachusetts mentioned it can be making hundreds of vacant dorm rooms accessible in coming weeks to help ease “unparalleled worry” on the health treatment program.

The school’s president known as on other U.S. universities to do the similar, stating they have a civic responsibility to help in instances of crisis, the AP reported.

Middlebury College in Vermont is presenting some of its buildings, and New York College is asking college students who live near campus apparent out their dorm rooms in situation they are necessary to property coronavirus individuals.

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