By Robert Haugh
It looks like the Santa Clara Convention Center won’t be needed for COVID-19 patients any longer.
It was set up as a Federal Medical Station (FMS) for the past month. From April 5-28, 2020, only a total of 20 patients were treated at the Convention Center FMS.
The big surge of COVID-19 patients didn’t happen. County officials say that’s because the shelter-in-place orders were effective.
Now the Convention Center is undergoing a deep cleaning.
The State and the County of Santa Clara made the decision to close the FMS.
The City has not yet announced when the Convention Center will return to normal operations.