USS Little Rock and Sullivans at Naval Park Offered Up As Coronavirus Facilities
With the COVID-19 pandemic going on and likely to be more cases confirmed in the coming weeks here in Western New York, two Buffalo landmarks have been offered up as coronavirus care facilities.
According to WKBW, The Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park has offered up the U.S.S. Little Rock and U.S.S. Sullivans as coronavirus-only care facilities.
This from Naval Park president and CEO, Paul Marzello.
"With 1100 sailors [when the ship was active], we would only be able to accommodate up to two hundred, keeping social distance as recommended." Naval Park president and CEO Paul Marzello said.
Marzello also added that an army corps of engineers would need to come in and asses the ships and make appropriate changes that could accommodate patients.
There's no guarantee that the ships would be used but the offer is out there to help the cause.