Ohio Congress Members Propose Quarantining Coronavirus Patients in Hotels
The idea has bipartisan support
Hotels are hurting for business because of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. At the same time, many people who have tested positive for the potentially fatal virus have trouble isolating themselves at home, particularly if they live in close quarters with a multi-generational family group.
A trio of Northeast Ohio Congress members are proposing legislation that would address both these issues by establishing a federal program that would give states money to lease hotel properties in order to temporarily house individuals with coronavirus who can’t quarantine in their own homes but wish to voluntarily isolate themselves.
Republicans Anthony Gonzalez of Rocky River and Dave Joyce of Bainbridge Township and Democrat Tim Ryan of the Niles area on Thursday teamed up with a pair of Democratic legislators from other states to introduce the “Isolate COVID-19 Act.”
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