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University of Mount Union offering housing for Aultman hospital staff

University of Mount Union
Posted at 7:18 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 19:18:41-04

ALLIANCE, Ohio — To help minimize the spread of COVID-19 and to keep families of healthcare workers safe and healthy, the University of Mount Union will provide dorm rooms for employees of Aultman Hospital and Aultman Alliance Community Hospital.

The university said it is providing the second and third floor of King Hall for hospital employees who want to shorten their work commute between long shifts or want to avoid spreading the virus to their families when they return home from work.

The University of Mount Union said it will offer the temporary housing for the next two months, but may lengthen the term depending on the progression of the pandemic.

In addition to the room, hospital employees will be provided Wi-Fi access, cable and unlimited laundry services.

A cleaning service will sanitize the occupied space in King Hall on a daily basis, the university said.

“As an institution that values its role in developing responsible citizens, we recognize that this is a time for collaboration and cooperation,” Patrick Heddleston, vice president for business affairs at Mount Union, said in a press release. “We are proud to join with Aultman in support of the healthcare providers who are working on the front lines of this pandemic so that they can spend their time focusing on meeting the healthcare needs of our community.”

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