Some COVID-19 patients in Rochester can’t complete a mandatory quarantine period at home. They live with one or more people who are immunocompromised because of age or chronic illness. The Clarion Pointe on Monroe Avenue, in partnership with the Monroe County Department of Public Health, has opened its doors to give Rochester residents who are in this predicament space to isolate themselves in one of the hotel’s 43 rooms. Officials with the Monroe County Department of Public Health made the announcement on Saturday, March 28.
The hotel will offer this service for at least the next 60 days to Monroe County residents. The Department of Public Health plans to provide all manpower and support to patients, including food, medication and other supplies and health monitoring and security services. During quarantine, guests won’t be allowed to receive any visitors.
Deputy Monroe County Executive Jeffery McCann noted that the Clarion Pointe was one of several businesses that offered to serve the community by providing quarantine space: “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.”