As the number of people testing positive for the coronavirus continues to climb, one group that is particularly vulnerable is our local homeless population. To better protect the people living on our streets, we have implemented the following preventive measures in District 9:
- The addition of nine NEW hand washing stations (with more to come) near homeless encampments in the Ninth District.
- Redeployment of one mobile hygiene trailer equipped with restrooms and showers and dedicated to District 9. The hygiene trailer will be deployed daily, where it is most needed, across hotspots in the District.
- Redeployment of two mobile pit stops with toilet and hand washing stations daily from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. across vulnerable locations in the 9th District.
- Lastly, CARE and CARE+ team members are distributing hundreds of hand sanitizers to homeless individuals in high density encampments. CARE teams are composed of members of the Los Angeles Sanitation & Environment (LASAN) and the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority (LAHSA), providing sanitation and outreach services to encampment residents five days a week.
The welfare of our unsheltered neighbors is of the utmost importance to my staff and I. I will continue to advocate for additional resources.
The best way to curb the spread of the virus is to maintain a clean environment. Remember to thoroughly wash your hands regularly and stay home when you are sick. If you have any questions or concerns, please call my District Office at (323) 846-2651.