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A local hotel will be used to house people in quarantine or isolation

Mar 28, 2020

A Rochester area hotel will be set up exclusively for housing people in quarantine or isolation due to COVID-19 for the next two months.

The announcement came Saturday afternoon from the Monroe County Department of Public Health, which said the Clarion Pointe Rochester Hotel at 2729 Monroe Avenue in Brighton is offering its 43 rooms for individuals who cannot complete a quarantine or isolation order where they currently reside. For example, someone with an immuno-compromised family member could be located here.

“As we find ways to help people during this difficult and uncertain time, it is reassuring to know that so many businesses in our community are eager to step up and do the right thing,” Deputy Monroe County Executive Jeffery McCann said. “I am so grateful to Clarion Pointe Rochester and all of our partners throughout the county who are providing critical services and supplies.”

The Monroe County Department of Public Health will provide support to individuals staying at the hotel, monitoring their health and ensuring they have the food, medicine, security and other items needed for the duration of their stay. County officials will ensure that vendors comply with all social distancing and other Public Health Department guidelines.

Monroe County will staff the hotel with security and Public Health Department personnel to ensure the individuals remain in safe quarantine in their rooms at all times. They will not be allowed to leave until their quarantine or isolation order expires. No visitors will be allowed in. 

Monroe County has also coordinated with law enforcement and public safety agencies serving the hotel. All of the people staying in the hotel will be Monroe County residents.