The Crowne Plaza participates in Hotels for Hope, offers employee rate to health care workers

Many hotels are seeing a large drop in occupancy, and are now planning to provide stay for health care workers who are fearful of going home and exposing their families to what they've been exposed to.

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The Crowne Plaza in downtown Dayton is normally seeing their busiest months of the year now, in March and April.

Those with plans to stay are now at home due to cancelled events and DeWine's order to stay home and help stop the spread of the coronavirus.

The Crowne Plaza is among facilities nationwide participating in Hotels for Hope, and will be offering hospital workers, doctors. nurses and first responders rooms at the employee rate, a drastically reduced price.

In the event that a patient surge force the convention center to open for overflow patients, healthcare workers would be but a minute away.

“We want to be involved in the program because the people we’re helping are our partners 365 days a year, every year. We’re all in it together, their fight might look a little different than ours but we’re all fighting for the same goal,” : Kris Davis, Crowne Plaza General Manager told News Center 7′s Mike Campbell.