Los Angeles Times: L.A. homeless sites ‘overwhelmed’ by COVID-19: ‘These are the toughest times’
The L.A. County Housing for Health program, which helps provide housing for medically vulnerable homeless individuals to control COVID-19 throughout the shelter system, has been overwhelmed in the December case surge. Infections of homeless people have doubled in the week following Thanksgiving and continue to rise. The agency has since opened up four new quarantine sites, many of which are situated in motels, to double the number of available beds. Roughly 60% of COVID-19 cases in the homeless have occurred in shelters. Therefore it is paramount that these nonprofit-run isolation sites are available for unhoused communities. Read the article by Doug Smith of the Los Angeles Times here.