Schenectady County extends order to restrict migrants from motels

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Schenectady County has extended its emergency order to prohibit local hotels and motels to house migrants without a license provided by the county.

County Manager Rory Fluman issued the declaration on Friday.

Fluman said in the resolution that the county’s Department of Social Services already faces a shortage of motel rooms to house the roughly 150 to 250 people that are receiving services.

The county implemented the rule in July after a group of migrants were housed in the Super 8 hotel in Rotterdam.