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California struggles to slow COVID-19 among homeless

 

Last updated 4/18/2020 at 12:36pm

JANIE HAR

Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - As California's death toll from the coronavirus topped the grim 1,000 death milestone, state and local officials have struggled to slow the spread of the virus among vulnerable populations such as the homeless.

The pandemic that has plunged California - the world's fifth-largest economy - into recession has hit hard. There are concerns the virus could sweep through the state's 150,000 homeless, many of whom have chronic health conditions and lack safe places to quarantine themselves, health officials say.

Gov. Gavin Newsom, who has announced e...



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