Erie County Executive looking to turn convention center into ICU

Erie County

ERIE COUNTY, N.Y. (WIVB)–Erie County officials are getting ready for the possibility of needing a lot more hospital beds in Western New York.

Today Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz said he’s looking at turning the convention center into a massive intensive care unit. This comes after the state turned a large convention center in manhattan into a field hospital.

Poloncarz says county officials have also been looking at turning hotels into hospitals.

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