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Sleepy Inn partially operational as more rooms become ready each day

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Posted at 7:15 PM, May 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-08 21:14:59-04

MISSOULA — Renovations on the Sleepy Inn Motel continue, and now six rooms have been renovated to the point that they can be used by health officials.

The Motel was purchased by the city to be used as a non-congregate shelter during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the purchase of the location the city, with the help of Team Rubicon, have been hard at work to make the rooms available as quickly as possible.

"Yesterday we had four today we have six and we will continue marching down that path for the foreseeable future," Missoula County Office of Emergency Mangement Director Adriane Beck said. "We are anticipating that by the middle of the month we will have all the rooms that we were going to turnover turned over."

FEMA will cover most of the expenditures needed to operate the motel but not for the renovations needed.