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I stayed at a free 10-day quarantine hotel in NYC when I got COVID-19. Programs like these need to be more widespread if we want to get a hold on the virus.


A scene from the first floor of the USC Hotel on April 27, 20202 where USC medical staff are allowed to self-quarantine after working in high-risk hospital. Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/Getty Images

  • I discovered the hotel program after testing positive for COVID-19 and researching places to safely quarantine.

  • The program is open to all New Yorkers and tourists who have tested positive, but few people know about it.

  • As the Delta variant spreads, programs like this are a great way to limit transmission.

  • Catherine Morrison is a writer and recent graduate from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.

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Dani and his mother Gloria hadn’t planned to stay in New York City for long. Traveling from Paraguay, they arrived in New York on June 28. They came to get a vaccination for Dani, 20, an electrical engineering student who…

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