Grandma Quarantined at LaGuardia Hotel Treated More Like Inmate than Guest Amid COVID-19 Test Snag

The LaGuardia Plaza, about a block from the airport, looks from the outside like any hotel that caters to business travelers: a sweeping circular driveway and meticulously landscaped entrance leading to a shiny glass box on Ditmars Boulevard.

These days, however, a new kind of guest is staying at the Queens hotel: recent travelers placed there by the city hospital system to quarantine to stem the spread of COVID-19. And one such resident, Cynthia English, says the LaGuardia Plaza feels more like jail than a hotel.

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