Cases of COVID-19 are on the rise among people experiencing homelessness in LA County. Group shelters are having a particularly hard time controlling the spread. Since October, coronavirus positivity rates within the sheltered homeless population have gone from about 2% to 10%, according to Dr. Heidi Behforouz, chief medical officer for LA County’s Housing For Health program.
LA homeless shelters hit by COVID outbreaks
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‘In our 130-year history, we’ve never faced anything like this.’ COVID hits homeless shelters
In recent weeks, coronavirus infections have surged among LA’s homeless population. Group shelters are having a particularly hard time controlling outbreaks.
Curative’s COVID tests have a risk of false negatives, FDA says. LA County stops using them at some sites
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