New York City officials are considering a plan that would force residents who test positive for COVID-19 to quarantine.
Residents diagnosed with COVID-19 who refuse to voluntarily self-isolate would be subject to mandatory quarantine.
Officials said that they believe 99% of New Yorkers infected with COVID-19, would voluntarily self-isolate when asked.
According to Business Insider, forced quarantine would be reserved for the worst-case scenarios.
The office of New York Gov.
Andrew Cuomo has not issued a statement regarding the idea.
1200 hotel rooms will be made available by June for those ordered to self-isolate but unable to do so at their own homes.