STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA)—Two hotels in Starkville will transform into quarantine spaces for Mississippi State University.
Sid Salter, Chief Communications Officer for MSU, said this partnership between Comfort Suites and the Hampton Inn is part of the Safe Return to Campus. It's a $1.2 million project funded by the Federal Cares Act.
Salter said Housing and Residence Life staff and custodial staff will work at the quarantine spaces.
The university will provide workers with personal protective equipment and the necessary equipment to sanitize the spaces effectively.
He also said the staff will receive training before working in the quarantine spaces.
“We want to be sure that they get the same level of care if they’re houses in these hotels that they would get if they were housed in a residence hall here on campus.