Coronavirus Update: Santa Clara County Provides Housing To All Known Homeless With COVID-19Santa Clara County has identified and provided housing for every known homeless person who has tested positive for COVID-19, county officials said Friday.
Coronavirus Update: California Launches 'Project Roomkey' Initiative To Place Homeless In Hotel RoomsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom Friday announced an initiative that would place homeless people in available hotel and motel rooms around the state in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Coronavirus Update: SF Mayor Says Hotel Rooms Needed For Patient Surge, Not For Immediate Homeless ReliefSan Francisco Mayor London Breed Friday responded to demands from some of the city's supervisors that the city immediately move homeless people in shelters to the thousands of available hotel rooms in the city during the coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Pandemic: San Francisco Reports 53 New Coronavirus Cases; 1st In Homeless ShelterSan Francisco health officials announced Thursday 53 new coronavirus cases among local residences and the first among those living in the city's homeless shelters.
Coronavirus Update: Oakland Sets Up Coliseum-Area Hotels To House Homeless With COVID-19Ever since the COVID-19 outbreak began, health officials have feared what would happen if it became entrenched in the homeless population. On Monday, Oakland officials unveiled their strategy for trying to prevent that from happening.
Coronavirus Update: Santa Clara County Prepares Trailers For Homeless To Self-IsolateSanta Clara County is cleaning and prepping 15 trailers, the first of dozens, to be used to isolate and quarantine the homeless who have tested positive or are believed to be infected with the coronavirus.
Hayward Plans To Test Vulnerable Homeless Population For CoronavirusTeams of firefighters plan to visit homeless encampments in Hayward, where they will test those who are showing symptoms and meet testing requirements.
Despite Outreach, Few Bay Area Homeless Occupy New Shelters As Coronavirus Epidemic DeepensA week after Gov. Gavin Newsom pledged thousands of hotel rooms to help the homeless survive the coronavirus pandemic, most of those rooms sit empty.
San Francisco Supervisor Personally Funds Hotel Rooms For Homeless During Shelter-In-Place20 hotel rooms at the Oasis Hotel are no longer sitting vacant during the coronavirus pandemic after dozens of homeless families officially moved in.
Coronavirus Contra Costa Update: Former Los Medanos Hospital Considered For Patient SurgeContra Costa County is working on setting up a temporary “remote hospital” location, possibly at the former Los Medanos Community Hospital building in Pittsburg, to expand the county’s medical treatment capability in expectation of a surge of new COVID-19 coronavirus cases, health officials said Tuesday.
Coronavirus Among Homeless: San Jose Mayor Liccardo Calls For Removing Regulations To Build Emergency HousingAs the coronavirus pandemic threatens to rapidly spread through homeless communities, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo urged state officials Tuesday to immediately remove existing regulatory barriers in order to rapidly build emergency housing.
San Francisco Coronavirus Update: Supervisors Push Plan To Shelter Homeless In Available Hotel RoomsSan Francisco Supervisors on Monday were set to unveil a plan to shelter homeless people in thousands of available hotel rooms to protect them from the spread of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus Separation Complicates Care For San Francisco's HomelessBefore the coronavirus changed the way people live in San Francisco and elsewhere, the City was already facing several crises. Homelessness and a drug epidemic were the big stories on city streets.
Coronavirus Pandemic: Newsom Warns Of Dramatic Rise In Coronavirus Cases Among The HomelessAs the state was moving forward with housing the homeless at two Oakland hotels to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gavin Newsom says that up to 60,000 homeless in the state could end up infected and overwhelm health care providers.
Coronavirus Update: Gov. Newsom Authorizes $150M To Protect Homeless From COVID-19California governor Gavin Newsom on Wednesday authorized $150 million in emergency funding to protect homeless people in the state from the spread of COVID-19.