Coronavirus and homelessness: How is LA protecting people on the streets?

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Homeless encampments near LA City Hall. Photo by Amy Ta.

One frequent issue for people experiencing homelessness is hygiene -- how to keep clean when you don’t have ready access to running water, soap, a shower, clean clothes. That’s a particular dilemma now with the spread of the coronavirus. 

Health experts are constantly telling us that the best protection against contracting the virus -- or passing it to others -- is to wash our hands and maintain social distancing.  

Credits

Guest:
Eve Garrow - ACLU of Southern California

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel