We spoke to Budgetel General Manager Tisha Prater about how the shutdown started on Tuesday morning:

She said that most people have gotten refunds for the nights already paid in advance and that the owner will try to reopen the extended stay hotel:

Prater says that the tenants of Budgetel were a community:

Budgetel resident Robert Overstreet explained why he was living there:

He was asked about the condition of his room:

Overstreet says that none of the residents or employees knew this was going to happen and was not happy with just a 24-hour notice:

We hope to speak with the health department on Wednesday.