(CNN)Two Hmong men say they have been discriminated against out of fear of the novel coronavirus while looking for a hotel room in Indiana.
Kao Lor and his uncle Lee Lor were traveling through the state on their way to pick up a car when they stopped to get a room at a Super 8 Motel in the northern Indiana city of Plymouth.
After entering the hotel Kao Lor says an employee asked if he was Chinese. Lor began recording the encounter. In the video a man who later identified himself as an employee asks Lor if he is Chinese, and when Lor asks why he needs to know the man responds, “Ever heard of the coronavirus?”
The back and forth continues between Lor and the man with the hotel employee later saying “If you are from China, I need to know.”
When Lor asks why, the man said he has been told “anyone from China has be picked up and quarantined for two weeks.” The employee tells Lor it is company policy.
Eventually Lor and his uncle decided to try another hotel.
When CNN reached out to the Super 8 for comment an employee gave the following statement, “Super 8 by Wyndham Plymouth is aware of a viral video. The views and what the employee said is not the view and policy of Super 8 by Wyndham Plymouth. Management is handling the employee involved. We are deeply saddened and embarrassed by the action of our employee.”
At the second hotel, a Days Inn, Lor began by recording the encounter and asking the hotel employee if Asians are not all