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UMASS LOWELL alternate care site

UMass Lowell Emergency 

Alternate Care Site


Lowell, MA

Completion Year



Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency


COVID-19 Response: Conversion of Campus Recreation Center into Emergency Field Hospital 

UMASS LOWELL alternate care site
UMASS LOWELL alternate care site

Project Summary

In early December 2020, MEMA engaged SLS to transform the University of Massachusetts Lowell campus recreation center into a 100-bed COVID-19 emergency alternative care site (ACS).


Within 24 hours of activation, the SLS team began transforming the university recreation center into a clean, safe full-service ACS, and construction was completed in less than a week.


The alternate care site ensured adequate space and medical resources to treat overflow patients from Lowell General Hospital.

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