Massachusetts College of Art and Design President David P. Nelson today alerted his campus community that the college, which includes buildings in the Longwood Medical Area, will house up to 150 medical workers who might not be able to get home again at the end of their shifts.
Each housing unit will include a bed and bathroom and will accommodate one individual. All facilities will be cleaned in accordance with industry standards for the COVID-19 emergency. In addition, we will make 140 parking spaces available in adjacent lots.
The units will be in buildings not currently housing the small number of college students who remained on campus after other students were ordered to move off campus in March, he added.
I know we are all incredibly grateful for the doctors, nurses and other medical workers who are on the front line of confronting this crisis, and we are eager to assist them. We are privileged to partner with them to play a small part in supporting their crucial work.