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Local homeless shelter helping vulnerable guests amid coronavirus outbreak

A local homeless shelter in Chico is helping their most vulnerable guests stay protected amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Posted: Apr 7, 2020 4:52 PM
Updated: Apr 7, 2020 7:39 PM

CHICO, Calif.-  A local homeless shelter is working to keep their most vulnerable guests protected from the coronavirus.

The Torres Shelter has moved about 40 people out of the shelter and into hotel rooms. 

They say they went through and identified the guests would be best suited to move.
Those were people with preexisting medical conditions and the elderly.

This week employees have moved them to local hotel rooms. 
True North Housing Alliance Interim Executive Director,  Matthew Reed says, they worked together to make sure they felt at home.

 "I’ve volunteered here in the past so I’ve seen things like this but seeing how people come together here as a family is great and we want to say to everyone in our community to stay healthy and happy we will get through this and come out stronger," Reed said.

He adds, they have 24/7 monitoring at the hotels to ensure that guests are following the same guidelines as the shelter.
Reed says they are frequently checking in on them and providing them with meals daily.

Around 90 people are still living at the Torres Shelter right now.

Most people at the shelter are wearing masks, practicing social distancing and doing everything they can to protect the guests who are still at this location. 

The shelter is using state and county funds and donations to pay for the hotel rooms. 

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