By adamg on Thu, 03/26/2020 - 11:33pm
WBUR reports on Gov. Baker's decision to open the Newton Pavilion in the South End as a place to care for homeless people who need less intensive Covid-19-related medical care than what they'd get in the neighboring Boston Medical Center.
The state bought the building, on East Newton Street, from the medical center in 2018 with plans to start work this year to transform it into the new home for inpatient and some outpatient services now provided at Lemuel Shattuck Hospital in Jamaica Plain
The city of Boston has already put up isolation tents for treatment of homeless people with Covid-19 symptoms who don't need immediate hospitalization.