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Local lodging may be an option for those who need to quarantine

Public health officials, from our local Public Health department to the Centers for Disease Control, are asking people to stay home to help stop the spread of COVID-19. And for those who do travel, they are recommending 10 to 14 days of quarantine.

That can be very difficult for most people. Our homes aren’t designed with separation in mind. So that means some sort of alternate housing must be found.

Steph Anderson of the Grand Marais Hotel Company noticed that need and realized that one of the hotel company’s properties is ideal for a quarantine situation. The Aspen Inn, which is just across Highway 61 from the WTIP studio, has individual entries for all rooms. The inn is closed for the winter, so there are plenty of rooms and there is a special quarantine rate.

For more information, call Anderson at 509-671-7068.

WTIP’s Rhonda Silence learns more in this interview.