Shattuck Street, a narrow street behind Brigham and Women's Hospital's main building, has been shut to allow for a temporary receiving area for as many as 60 people, likely from that Marriott Long Wharf meeting held last week by Cambridge's Biogen, to be tested for possible Covid-19 infection.
Both the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Medical School sent memos to students and staff this afternoon.
The Harvard Medical School memo reads:
Please be advised that travel on Shattuck Street and area construction has been halted to accommodate parking at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
This is to accommodate a temporary receiving area that is being set up in the Brigham and Women's Hospital ambulance bay located off Shattuck Street. BWH is accommodating attendees from a conference at a local Boston hotel who are en route to the hospital to be evaluated for coronavirus-like symptoms.
Earlier today, city and state officials said they had identified eight people - three from Boston, two from Norfolk County and three from out of state - with apparent Covid-19 infection contracted at a Biogen employee meeting at the Marriott Long Wharf last week.
The Harvard T.H. Chan memo adds:
BWH has the situation under control, but please avoid that area the rest of the day.