Above: Our COVID-19 Diaries Front Line Doc shows us the converted hospital cafeteria, ready to serve seriously ill COVID-19 patients.

Read the COVID-19 Interim Final Rule FAQs

As part of the CMS Hospital Without Walls initiative, for the duration of the COVID-19 PHE, hospitals can repurpose existing clinical (e.g., outpatient beds) and non-clinical space (e.g., cafeterias) for use as acute inpatient patient care areas to help address the urgent need to increase capacity.

Read more here: https://www.cms.gov/files/document/03092020-covid-19-faqs-508.pdf