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CBS News 24 Mar 2020

Coronavirus risk for homeless population as shelters cut capacity

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As social distancing measures force homeless shelters to cut their intake capacity in half, a Seattle religious group is worried about the city's unhoused population. Restrictions on movement are hindering both fundraising and food distribution efforts. Noelle Wiggins from REACH talked to CBSN's Anne-Marie Green.


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As social distancing measures force homeless shelters to cut their intake, a Seattle religious group is worried about the city's unhoused population. Restrictions on movement are hindering both fundraising and food distribution efforts. Noelle Wiggins from REACH talked to CBSN's Anne-Marie Green.
Housing advocates fear an outbreak of coronavirus in homeless populations as shelters across the country scramble to increase capacity and maintain social distancing. With no access to health care the homeless can spread the virus across states faster than people that can afford regular health care. Many cities are working to test and isolate this vulnerable population. Aired on 3/17/2020
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