New York City Must Shield Homeless From Coronavirus, Legal Aid Says

Advocates are calling on New York City to provide hotel rooms for tens of thousands of homeless people so they can practice social distancing and self-quarantine in the epicenter of the nation’s new coronavirus crisis.

The Legal Aid Society, a public-interest law firm, warned in a letter sent to the city Thursday and reviewed by The Wall Street Journal that failing to act now will endanger shelter residents and workers and contribute to the spread of the disease.

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