Texas local officials will consider convention centers and stadiums as potential COVID-19 alternate care facilities if coronavirus cases in Texas continue to rise, according to an article in The Texas Tribune. Those efforts had been put on the back burner earlier in the pandemic.

Among the options, Travis County is looking at transforming the Austin Convention Center (Austin, Texas) into a 100-bed med/surg unit to treat critical care patients. Similarly, Harris County will consider transforming a stadium into a temporary care site if the need arises, according to the article.