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Aultman, Mercy work with local universities for health care worker housing


DKGN staff report

CANTON  Aultman Health Foundation and Mercy Medical Center today announced the two health care systems have collaborated with local universities to offer all front-line caregivers temporary housing options at local universities at no cost.

These options are available for direct care providers who are working with COVID-19-test-pending and COVID-19-confirmed patients. The purpose of offering this housing is to assist health care workers who may have concerns for the safety and well-being of loved ones at home who may be at a higher risk – such as the elderly, immunocompromised, etc., according to a news release.

At this time, Aultman Health Foundation employees will have access to rooms at Malone University and The University of Mount Union. Also, temporary housing options in Wayne County are being finalized. Staff members at Mercy Medical Center are being offered rooms at Walsh University. These locations may be adjusted depending on need.

Availability for temporary housing options will begin Monday, April 13. Employees choosing to stay in these rooms must provide their own meals and personal necessities, such as bedding, towels and toiletries.

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