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Canadian Snowbirds Descend On Ogdensburg

Canadians are back at area Bed & Breakfast and Hotels around Ogdensburg.


They aren't coming from Canada but places like Cancun and Florida.


A 74-year old cab company owner has made it her mission to get them home (Need a ride? View transportation options to get to and from Sherman Inn, the airport, and in and around Ogdensburg here).


There are lots of rules, but by coming back by land, Canadians can avoid mandatory hotel quarantines in Canada as long as they test negative for COVID-19 in Ogdensburg.


While Canadians wait for COVID-19 test results, they stay at area bed and breakfast and hotels.


"Having these COVID tourists staying with us was not part of the business plan but it has certainly helped at an important time for us," states Sherman Inn Co-Owner, Jim Reagen.


This hasn't just been good for hotels and cab companies but has had a ripple effect throughout the area as Canadians visit restaurants, stores, museums, and local attractions - all places that are hoping visitors like what they see and come back again.


Click here to view the original story and TV broadcast on WWNYTV Channel 7 News.