The New York Post has reported that Housing Works, an NYC nonprofit that that works to end the HIV epidemic and homelessness, has created temporary shelters for homeless people who have tested positive for COVID-19.
The nonprofit has worked together with volunteers, local organizations, and city government to create temporary shelters for homeless people battling the coronavirus. These temporary isolation shelters have been built into vacant hotels around the city. In the shelters, patients can receive 24/7 food, medical care, laundry, and social services.
The goal is to not only keep the homeless population protected from unnecessary death, but to also keep the city safer as a whole by quarantining those who are unable to quarantine themselves. This is an especially critical measure needed in New York City, the hardest-hit city on the entire planet, which has seen more than 10,000 deaths.