For homeless people trying to stay safe in pandemi

2022-04-05
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In the past year, the word “stay” has been repeated over and over as Canadians have been urged — even ordered at times — by public health officials and governments to stay apart and stay home:1620036900000,.

And yet that isn’t realistic for people who have nowhere to stay.

Homeless people have become:1617925069781,?particularly vulnerable this winter as they risk?exposure to?freezing temperatures — dipping into the –30s and –40s on?the Prairies?— as well as the novel coronavirus,?with more limited access to shelter spaces due to COVID-19?restrictions.

“Keeping people housed is a key way to limit the spread of COVID-19 as people need to have a secure place to self-isolateAnother wave of COVID-19 for OntarioA concerning new variant is threatening to take hold,” according to the federal government.

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