The city of Houston is renting hotel space to house people who need to be quarantined. Mayor Sylvester Turner held a press conference on Wednesday and announced that the City Council had leased 186-rooms for three-months at two Houston hotels. The rooms will mostly house city workers and first responders who have tested positive, as well as the city’s homeless.
The city is working to firm up a deal with a third hotel by next week, in order to house police officers and firefighters. Turner says he expects FEMA to pick up the tab.