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Homeless Given Emergency Shelter During COVID-19

As you may know, around the world people are being ordered into self-isolation during the COVID-19 outbreaks. However, people who are homeless are especially at risk for COVID-19. Because of this, legislators are making sure that people who are homeless are offered the same protection as well. 

People who are homeless across North America and Europe are being offered a home from hotel rooms to self-isolation centers. 

In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom said that the state is sending 450 travel trailers around the state in order to help shelter the 108,000 homeless people living around California. 

In London, Mayor Sadiq Khan booked 300 hotel rooms at a discounted rate to house the city’s homeless for the next 12 weeks. The mayor’s legislative team plans to continue working with the Intercontinental Hotels Group since due to the crisis, hotels should give additional aid discount booking during the upcoming months. 

“The coronavirus outbreak affects everyone in London and we must do all we can to safeguard everyone’s health—not least those Londoners who face spending each night sleeping rough on the capital’s streets,” said Khan. “Rough sleepers already face difficult and uncertain lives and I’m determined to do all I can to ensure they, along with all Londoners, are given the best protection possible.”

Also in Georgia, Henry Oliner bought 100 meals from the Satterfield’s BBQ to feed the homeless. Oliner paid for the food and Macon-Bibb Commissioner Larry Schlesinger had them taken to Macon’s Loaves and Fishes Ministry. 

So, even though this pandemic has brought chaos and fear it has also brought unity in order to help others. 

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