Temporary coronavirus hospital at Colorado Convention Center delayed, downsized amid diminishing need


The temporary medical facility previously targeted to open Saturday at the Colorado Convention Center won’t be ready until the middle of next month and fewer beds will be needed, according to Denver officials and city documents.

The shift in opening dates is due to a mix of construction delays and a diminishing need, Public Health Director Bob McDonald said during a meeting Thursday. Now, likely fewer than 1,000 beds of the up to 2,000 that had been predicted for the convention center will be needed and the facility won’t be ready until about May 15.