VPR: Homeless Shelters Scramble for Capacity as COVID-19 Spreads

“State agencies and local shelters are scrambling to prevent the spread of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness who may be particularly vulnerable to the disease…DeAngelis said that’s why Good Samaritan, at the behest of the state, moved the 40 people staying at three homeless shelters operated by his organization into an Econolodge in Montpelier that had recently been closed.

‘So it took a tremendous amount of effort to make that happen, and in fact, we were successful,’ DeAngelis said.”

To read more about how our guests are handling the “stay at home” order and how this impacts Good Samaritan Haven, check out this VPR coverage.

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