BATAVIA — Genesee County is considering an agreement with a Batavia hotel to provide temporary lodging for both isolation and quarantine of people with COVID-19, if needed.
The FairBridge Inn & Suites, 4371 Federal Dr., would provide hotel rooms until Aug. 26, 2021. The rate per night would be $40 (add $4.40 in taxes per night if being paid by the individual) if the stay is seven days or longer. The rate per night would be $50 (add $5.50 in taxes per night if being paid by the individual) if stay is less than seven days.
The county would need somewhere to isolate or quarantine someone if the person cannot safely isolate or quarantine in his or her own residence. The county also has an agreement with the Clarion Pointe Hotel in Rochester for the same purpose.
“We were able to negotiate a very reasonable rate if we have to utilize this,” Pettit said. “You may recall this was a challenge — something we looked at quite a bit back in April, May, June, when we really needed, potentially, some places. We didn’t have any local establishments that were willing to work with us on this. Now, we do.”
The proposal was before the Ways and Means Committee Wednesday.
The Human Services Committee also voted to support an agreement with The Lamar Companies to provide outdoor billboard advertising to promote the (Police Assisted Addiction And Recovery Initiative (PAARI) program. County costs of $12,040.04 will be offset by funding from the Opioid Crisis Grant.
“This is a program we’ve done for awhile, we’ve had a little bit of press on it,” he said. “We want to let people know it’s out there and available. The idea is to have a bill board moving around the county every month at a different location.