STOW, Ohio — The City of Stow is opening its Silver Springs Campground as a safe space for Stow residents working on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The city said the campground is open to any healthcare worker or safety services employee who need safe place to quarantine away from their families during the pandemic.
“Our safety forces and healthcare workers are superheroes who are putting themselves at risk every day, and we understand that many of them are unable to stay in their homes during this crisis to help protect their families against possible exposure to COVID-19; we want to do anything we can to help them during such a difficult time,” said City of Stow Mayor John Pribonic in a news release. “By offering Silver Springs Campground as a non-congregate housing option, these workers may be able to find some peace of mind knowing that they have a safe place to stay while also protecting their families from the highly contagious virus.”
Workers can park their RV or camper at Silver Springs Campground. Any resident interested in using the campground must apply through the city’s safety services department. When applying, employees must show their photo ID and proof of employment.
In an effort to maintain social distancing, the city is limiting the availability of the sites to 12 RVs or campers. No tents are allowed at this time.