Front line health workers and first responders often fear coming home to their families for fear of infecting them. Now they have a place to go, if necessary.

The housing will be available starting this weekend for Metro Health employees and Kent County law enforcement officers.

“Offering our residence apartments is just one more way that we can offer support to the healthcare workers and first responders who are serving on the front lines of this pandemic.” Davenport University President Dr. Richard J. Pappas told WOOD-TV 8.

“We are incredibly humbled by the support that we have received from our community during the COVID19 crisis,” added Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young told WZZM. “This collaboration with Davenport University, Metro Health, and Kent County Emergency Management is a clear example of leaders in our community working together to protect those we serve. We are sincerely grateful for their sacrifice and generosity.”

As of Tuesday morning, no sheriff's deputies have contracted the virus. Metro Health has not released any information regarding employees contracting the virus.

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