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NEW YORK — New York hotels are helping the health care heroes from across the U.S. who continue to travel to our hard-hit area to help coronavirus patients amid the pandemic.

Mayor Bill de Blasio Monday reassured the workers they are protected for another week but called for more supplies for the weeks ahead.

“We need to keep protecting and supporting the health care personnel, to keep the hospitals strong. We need those PPE’s, the personal protective equipment, said De Blasio. “We do not have enough for next week. We’ve done better on the ventilators, thank God, because we see fewer people surging into ICUs.”

After hospital workers spend endless hours daily with some of the most vulnerable, hundreds are turning to the region’s hotels for help.

In Times Square, the InterContinental is opening 250 rooms of free housing to those in the fight against COVID-19.

In Westchester County, dozens of hotels are showing generosity at a time when they’re already financially strapped.

“They are going through a very difficult time right now, financially, as the tourism and business industry comes to a halt,” said Westchester County Executive George Latimer. “They’re experiencing deep financial impacts. However, they have made a program available for various healthcare workers.”

Latimer explains “10 Rooms for 10 Nights,” is a free county-wide initiative for those who’ve put their lives on the line to treat patients.

So far, over 400 free rooms are available, plus additional deeply discounted rooms, at several Westchester hotels which are each associated with a nearby hospital.

These hotels include:

· Cambria Hotel White Plains Downtown, to Westchester Medical Center
· Comfort Inn & Suites, Hawthorne, to Westchester Medical Center
· DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tarrytown, to Phelps Memorial Hospital
· Holiday Inn Mount Kisco, to Northern Westchester Hospital

“It’s a very generous thing they’re doing and hopefully when we restart our economy, all of us will remember that generosity and show our appreciation for what they do,” said Latimer.