SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Authorities want people to stay in their homes to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but what will the homeless do?
On Monday, Governor Newsom said the is working to move the homeless into motels and hotels.READ MORE: Homemade Pipe Bomb Found In Front Of South Sacramento Elementary School
Newsom said the state has secured two hotels in the Oakland area and is talking with 900 others about possibly converting them into shelters. He’s also securing 450 travel trailers around the state for shelter.READ MORE: Sacramento Animal Shelter Receives Injured Beaver
The state issued the following guidelines for homeless assistance providers.
As of Monday evening, there were 392 reported COVID-19 cases in California and eight deaths. Newsom said one of those deaths was a homeless person in Santa Clara County.MORE NEWS: Folsom Slackliners Run Risk Of Hefty Fines In State Parks