QUINCY, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Quincy Mayor Thomas Koch said his city is in discussions about turning an old hospital building into a potential COVID-19 testing and operations site.
Mayor Koch told WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay that Hospital Hill, a site that used to house Quincy Medical Center, could be of use during the pandemic.
"We've alerted MEMA that we're willing to be a testing site," Koch said. "We would use that site, use the parking lot. We've already talked to ten companies, everything's ready to go."
The site is now just an emergency care unit and an empty building, which is set to be demolished and become high-end apartments.
Koch said it's a matter of hearing back from the medical community and the state.
"It's there if we get to that point, where we really need these major emergencies, if the Army Corps would come in and just do what they needed to do," Koch said.
Another issue: utilities have been turned off since the hospital building closed six years ago.
WBZ NewsRadio's Jim MacKay (@JimMacKayOnAir) reports