RED BLUFF, Calif. – Tehama County is setting up a temporary emergency shelter for homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic.
It’s being set up at the Tehama County Fairgrounds in Red Bluff. The entrance is located at gate four on Mulberry and Roundup Street, behind Cal Fire’s office.
The main entrance to the Tehama County Fairgrounds is closed. Monday is the first day the emergency shelter is open.
They’re using three buildings at the fairgrounds, one for people with pets and anyone who is homeless. There is tape on the ground to mark six feet distance between chairs and cots.
Action News Now spoke to Jennifer Ragsdale, who works for the Poor & the Homeless Tehama County Coalition (PATH), and said she is ready to help out those in need.
“Definitely prepared to serve as many, even if it’s over a 100 or 150, we’re waiting here and ready to serve,” Ragsdale said.
About two weeks ago, PATH had to shut down one of its shelters because it did not meet CDC guidelines. PATH said at the time there were about 41 people staying in a room, just inches apart from each other.
The temporary emergency shelter is expected to be up until April 30.