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Buffalo State working to open dorms for healthcare workers

Posted at 4:16 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 16:16:11-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — In a statement, the Communications Workers of America announced that they are working with Buffalo State to provide alternative living situations for healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We understand that some of you may not feel comfortable going home because you fear that you may bring the virus home unknowingly," the statement says. So, the union partnered up with Buffalo State, Assemblywoman Monica Wallace and Assemblyman Sean Ryan in hopes of providing alternative living situations for healthcare workers.

“I have been facilitating discussions - along with my colleague Sean Ryan - about the possible need for long term housing options for some of our Covid heroes, but nothing is final yet," Assemblywoman Wallace said in a statement. "I want to thank Buffalo State College for agreeing to participate in these discussions and for its willingness to do what it can to be a great community partner during this crisis. We all want to do whatever we can to assist our frontline healthcare workers."

A Buffalo State representative says details on the partnership have not been fully ironed out yet, but Buffalo State is working to provide temporary housing for those workers.