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Local company works to house front line workers responding to COVID-19

As health care professionals and first responders continue to stand in the front line in the fight against COVID-19, many worry about what happens when they return home.

As health care professionals and first responders continue to stand in the front line in the fight against COVID-19, many worry about what happens when they return home.

Local apartment and real estate management Airriva is looking to turn some of their empty, fully furnished units into temporary housing for front line workers.

“If you’ve got the resources don’t let them just sit there and not be used,” CEO of Airriva Josiah Meyers said.

Meyers said many of the units, typically used for conference stays, were currently sitting unused. With $25,000 to start, Airriva decided to open their doors to front line workers free of charge.

“We will immediately match you with a place and so a lot of our units that are being taken are single apartment style that are exterior that have an isolated feel to them.”

Airriva says they hope everyday central Ohioans will help with their efforts to house frontline workers. The company is matching contributions dollar for dollar to help cover utilities and the cost to have the units cleaned.

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