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Kearny Mesa hotel to be used as coronavirus quarantine site

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Mar 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-18 17:52:38-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A Kearny Mesa hotel will be used as a new coronavirus quarantine site in San Diego.

The Ramada by Wyndham San Diego North Hotel & Conference Center will be utilized as a new quarantine site in San Diego, according to the hotel.

Individuals heading to the location have undergone medical screenings and show only mild to no symptoms. Those individuals will be tested and continuously monitored for coronavirus symptoms.

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Some of those heading to the hotel include people from MCAS Miramar.

“We all have a humanitarian responsibility to assist during this health crisis,” said hotel owner, Maurice Correia. “These coronavirus individuals being housed at our hotel are not sick enough for hospital care and need to go someplace to be monitored through the incubation process. We are working with Government authorities to do everything we can to help and protect our citizenry from further exposure.”

The 151-room hotel has been "recognized by the government as one of the safest sites in the community because of its location, security and established protocols to support COVID-19 quarantine individuals."

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Health officials say those at the hotel do not pose a health or safety risk to the surrounding community, the hotel said.

As of Monday, law enforcement had closed off the location from the public, the hotel says.

The Federal Government Health & Human Services and the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services are managing quarantine operations at the hotel.