THREE LAKES - Healthcare workers are at the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, and right now more of them are beginning to stay away from their own families to keep them safe.
In Three Lakes, Peyer's Paradise Resort wants to help them do that.
Things are quiet for now here at some of the cabins, but things are expected to pick up as the coronavirus spreads.
"We've got cabins," said Peyer's Paradise Resort Owners Jodi and Randy Peyer. "We've got 6 cabins and then a 4-bedroom house that are pretty much empty this time of the year. So we thought, why not? We saw on the news that people in other communities are helping out."
The coronavirus pandemic really hits close to home for Jodi and Randy Peyer.
"My daughter is just finishing up her PA schooling to be a PA and she's going to be working in Mincoqua when she's done; starting in July," said Peyer. "And I think just having somebody in the healthcare field hits close to home."
So they offered help on their Facebook page and also on the "Northwoods Help During Coronavirus" Facebook group.
"By the next day we had about 250 likes and 140 or 150 shares," said Peyer. "So we know there's, it's on the top of mind that people are looking to get away from their loved ones if they're compromised."
Frontline workers that stay here at the cabins will be able to sit back and relax while also protecting their family members from the coronavirus.
"It's available if you can't afford it, just if you want to get away from elderly parents or grandparents or, you know, anybody with an immune problem," said Peyer. "It's here for you."
This will allow those needing to stay at the cabins to practice social distancing while relaxing.
"We'll have a nice place for you to at least try to help lessen the burden of being away from your loved ones," said Peyer. "We've got canoes, kayaks, all free to use, firewood."
A police officer that just moved in to Peyer's Paradise wrote a thank you note to the owners.
The note read…
"Jodi and Randy,
Thank you for your caring, understanding and big hearts during this frustrating time. You've made a very difficult and scary situation much easier for our family. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!"
You can contact Peyer's Paradise at 715 490-3008 or 715-490-0466. You can also email them at firstname.lastname@example.org