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Homeless people in Toronto sleeping "head to toe" in a pandemic.

Shelter and Housing Justice Network

Apr 10, 2020 — 

"Frontline advocates have said there needs to be a mass movement of shelter clients into empty hotels. There have been eight confirmed COVID-19 cases to-date.

The HPAP survey found only two agencies reported adequate space between residents for sleeping — at least six feet apart. Multiple shelters were found to have beds within two feet of each other. 

The press release said “multiple” shelters told them clients sleep “head to toe” in cots as a “stop-gap solution” and that there is no space to physically isolate residents who present COVID-19 symptoms."

See full article by Jennifer Pagliaro:

https://www.thestar.com/news/city_hall/2020/04/09/widespread-covid-19-outbreaks-in-torontos-shelters-inevitable-without-proper-equipment-client-distancing-says-advocacy-group.html


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