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Timelapse shows how Cleveland Clinic, Case Western Reserve University transformed campus into presidential debate hall

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Published: Sep. 30, 2020 at 1:25 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Organizers turned the Cleveland Clinic’s Health Education Campus, a shared facility with Case Western Reserve University, into a venue to house a small audience for the debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate former Vice President Joe Biden.

A timelapse video shows the shift:

Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, CEO and president of the Cleveland Clinic, said the hospital system serves as the health security advisor for the Commission on Presidential Debates to provide a safe environment during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The collaboration led to the opportunity for Cleveland to host the first of the three presidential debates in the 2020 election cycle.

“Serving as a host has great value,” Dr. Mihaljevic said. “It shines a light on our organizations, our missions, and our community.”

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