As the event industry fell during the COVID-19 pandemic, Choura saw an opportunity to help. Since tenting and structures couldn’t be used for event production during the pandemic, we had lots of inventory and nowhere to use it. By pivoting our business model, we used our vacant tents to build COVID-19 sites for hospitals in need. The team set out to work with local hospitals, creating testing centers for the community. With over 15,000 plus square feet of build space we were able to work with five different local hospitals and help thousands test for COVID-19.
“As he listened to the reports pour in, he heard governors on the news calling for help with temporary medical facilities. An idea started to take shape in his mind about how Choura Events could step in to ease that burden.
“During those first 72 hours, I started thinking: Hospitals are going to need our help,” Choura says. “I was like, ‘I know how to build temporary facilities. I could do this.’ So, we started calling our local hospitals.”
Soon, the company was building field hospitals and triage tents for Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center and other local facilities in need of more space for coronavirus patients. For Choura, the transition from outfitting music fests to aiding hospitals felt surprisingly smooth.”
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