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Temporary Shelters During Coronavirus Outbreak


Original article by Joe Kukura  SFIST March 17, 2020

Fresh Start Take Away

Sometimes when a window closes a door opens.

We at Fresh Start are devastated to hear how many people have suffered as a result of the Coronavirus. Many people have become newly homeless as a result of the pandemic and their lives have been completely upturned.

Therefore it is good to know that in during the midst of such suffering many people in our most vulnerable populations are getting some charity provided by the government and hotels.

Because Everyone Deserves A Fresh Start

One part of Governor Galvin Newsom's architectural plan to halt the spread of Coronavirus on the streets is to lease hotel units as temporary shelters for the homeless population. Approximately 900 hotels state-wide were identified as potential shelter sites to be rented out. 


"In terms of the homeless population being housed in hotels, Newsom said that 393 rooms at two separate hotels near the Oakland Airport have been procured. The rooms will be cared for and controlled by the state, not the hotel staff, and Newsom is also planning to set up quarantine trailers elsewhere for the unsheltered population who are not infected."


At the moment, the sfist is unsure "whether that works or not remains to be seen." This action is undoubtedly a step towards the right direction in responding to street-level concerns about the effects of the outbreak.

Check out the full article here.