A South Jersey hospital that was preparing to close for good on Tuesday because of a patient who tested positive for Ebola is moving ahead with the new care center, the New Jersey Department of Health and Human Services said.
The hospital, which is run by the Piedmont Hospital for the Homeless, will be closed as of July 11.
The state has set aside a maximum of $300,000 to pay for new equipment and other supplies.
The department has set up an Ebola Task Force to look into how the hospital can keep operating.
The Piedwood Hospital is not alone in the state.
The New Jersey State Hospital and Health Care System said on Tuesday that it would close for a two-week period starting in late July because of an outbreak at the Mount Sinai Hospital in Hoboken.
The Mount Sinai outbreak has killed at least 1,926 people in five West African countries, most of them in Liberia.
The hospital was evacuated and shut down.