As most of you know we were designated by federal, state and local authorities as a health care facility in late March to lessen the burden on local hospitals. Our team and skilled trade partners constructed a large scale field hospital in just nine days that included 1000 beds, with negative air pressure and oxygen delivery to 650 of them. This project has become a model for the nation. To be clear, we are designated as a step down facility to assist in medical care for COVID-19 patients once they were ready to be moved from local hospitals. There are no ventilators here.
Every health precaution is being taken. Our workforce has modified their entry/exit to the building to one door, is temperature scanned and answers the COVID-19 questionnaire. Currently all associates are required to wear face masks and practice established social distancing in all interactions. Those serving in public spaces are also wearing gloves and eye protection.
At the outset of the this epidemic we have increased the number of hand sanitization stations. Cleaning has been changed to ensure that we are using the most effective, strong and safe solutions. The housekeeping staff cleans all public space surfaces multiple times each day. Restrooms are closed overnight and thoroughly sanitized.
At the same time, we are adapting our event protocol by creating plans and diagrams taking proper social distancing recommendations in mind. It is likely that we will also modify venue entry and egress patterns to create a sensible and responsible traffic flow. Our catering partners at Centerplate are busy preparing modifications to increase food safety and security in accordance with industry established standards.
We are active members of several professional industry associations which are looking to develop best practices as established by the brightest minds and organizations in the business. We will share resource information as it is developed and becomes available. In the meantime we encourage you to visit our website www.tcfcenterdetroit.com for further information, videos, blogs and inspiration.
As much as we would like to get back to business now, the decision to lift restrictions ultimately rests with federal, state and local authorities. To reopen to events in the weeks ahead, we will follow established guidelines and industry standards as soon as it is prudent to do so. We will continue to update you and share as much information as we have.
We sincerely look forward to welcoming you back in a safe and secure environment.