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Boise State opens campus housing to health care workers

Boise State University is working with members of the local health care community to provide temporary housing for health care workers who want to avoid the risk of spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) to their families at home.

The health care workers on the front lines of the pandemic are among the hardest hit by the virus across the world.

Because a majority of students have returned home for the duration of spring semester, the university has capacity in its residential facilities to temporarily house medical, nursing and allied health professionals. The health systems and Boise State are working together to ensure that facilities are maintained with hygiene and safety in mind in order to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 and to protect Boise State students, faculty and staff from potential exposure. Please note: the university cannot work with individual health workers for housing, but are working with health systems and employers. The university views this as a service to the community and is only seeking to cover its costs from the participating systems.

Each health worker will be staying alone in a suite of rooms; they will not be sharing bathrooms or living spaces. They will not come in contact with any of the rooms that still hold items that students have been unable to collect.

All remaining students have been consolidated into apartment-style housing that is not being used to house health workers.

Boise State is committed to doing everything it can to support and serve the community, state and region through the health crisis.