ALLIANCE, Ohio — In an effort to do its part to help minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the University of Mount Union has reached an agreement with the Aultman Health Foundation to temporarily house Aultman employees on its campus.
Mount Union will provide the second and third floors of King Hall, up to 40 rooms, to Aultman Alliance Community Hospital and Aultman Hospital employees who want to shorten their commutes between long shifts or want to avoid the risk of inadvertently transmitting the virus to their family members by returning to their permanent places of residence in between shifts.
The University will offer this housing for two months with the understanding that the initial term may be lengthened depending on the duration of the pandemic.
Aultman employees who are interested in the rooms will be provided with a single room including wi-fi, cable, unlimited use of laundry services and a small refrigerator. In order to ensure the safety of the Mount Union community, a third-party cleaning service will tend to the occupied space in King Hall on a daily basis.
“As an institution that values its role in developing responsible citizens, we recognize that this is a time for collaboration and cooperation,” said Patrick Heddleston, vice president for business affairs at Mount Union. “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.”
Learn more about Mount Union’s institutional response to COVID-19.