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San Fransisco socially distances its homeless encampments amid coronavirus pandemic

Added 05-23-20 03:18:03am EST - “San Fransisco is giving homeless encampments the social distance treatment. The city is joining others around the world in begrudgingly authorizing its homeless encampments by marking safely distan?” - Nypost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nypost.com: “San Fransisco socially distances its homeless encampments amid coronavirus pandemic”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

The city is joining others around the world in begrudgingly authorizing its homeless encampments by marking safely distanced spaces for tents and other makeshift shelters.

In San Fransisco’s Civic Center, about 80 tents are now lined in tidy rows on a wide street near San Francisco City Hall, part of a “safe sleeping village” opened last week.

The village is one of two Mayor London Breed has planned to open, with another coming to the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood.

Breed reasoned it was better to sanction and contain the homeless rather than letting them sprawl out across the city.

“So while in normal times I would say that we should focus on bringing people inside and not sanctioning tent encampments, we frankly do not have many other options right now,” she said in a tweet last week.

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