San Bernardino County Has Obscure Program To Isolate Those Suffering From COVID-19

Virtually no one knows about it, but the county has a program intended to cover the costs of residents who want to isolate themselves from their families and others while they are ill with the coronavirus.
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors this week approved a third amendment, effective July 1, 2022, to a contract with Aviah Hospitality, Inc. which does business as Motel 6, for continued provision of rooms to county residents for isolation capacity as a response to COVID-19 as part of the state’s Project Roomkey. The action updating the contract terms extended the contract one year and increased the contract amount by $990,000, from $1,163,540 to an amount not to exceed $2,153,540, for the total contract period of January 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.
The board also approved a fourth amendment to a contract with Prime Hospitality, Inc., which does business as Woody’s Classic Grill, for the continued provision of meals to county residents currently in an emergency, non-congregate shelter due to COVID-19 as part of Project Roomkey, updating the contract and increasing the contract amount by $650,000, from $1,297,366 to an amount not to exceed $1,947,366, for the total contract period of July 6, 2020 through June 30, 2023.
Supriya Barrows, the deputy executive officer for the county’s community revitalization division who presented the contact amendments to the supervisors this week, did not offer information with regard to the program, how residents can assess it, or which Motel 6 ill residents can check into.
Woody’s Grill is located at 22400 Barton Road in Grand Terrace. The closest Motel 6 to Woody’s Grill is the Motel 6 at 111 East Redlands Boulevard in San Bernardino, which is owned by Aviah Hospitality. The desk there, however, said no beds are available for COVID isolation patients.
Those ill with COVID-19 in need of isolation might try contacting Barrows at (909) 387-4717.

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