07 May 11 Alive: Heroes living on Park Springs campus
Nick Sturdivant of WXIA-TV 11 Alive interviewed COO Donna Moore and Food & Beverage Director Justin Craft in a story regarding the heroic Park Springs staff sheltering-in-place on the 61-acre campus in order to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. The story, which aired on May 5 during the noon, 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 11:00 p.m. newscasts, lead with “not all heroes wear capes.”
Moore referred to the more than 70 Park Springs employees as heroes who wanted to protect themselves and their members from exposure to the virus. Currently, there are no cases of COVID-19 on campus.
“No one told us to do what we are doing. We did it because we believe what we do in this place,” said Moore. “We believe in our mission.”
Perhaps the greatest sacrifice is being away from family. Craft has been scheduling regular picnic date nights and family dinners from opposite sides of the fence with his wife and children to stay connected.
“That has been our new normal for the past six weeks. Just trying to maintain our routine as a family,” Craft said.
Although the initial plan was to lock-in until April, Park Springs has asked the staff to stay through the end of May. Most responded they’re “staying until the end.”
To read more, you can visit the 11 Alive webpage here.