The city of Las Vegas and Clark County on Saturday opened the shelter, on the upper floor of a convention centre parking lot, after the temporary closure of a 500-person homeless shelter run by Catholic Charities after a homeless man there tested positive for the coronavirus. More than 6,500 Las Vegas residents lack permanent housing and nearly 70% of the city’s homeless population sleeps outside, according to the Las Vegas government. With a nearby homeless shelter overflowing, officials decided to expand into the parking lot, at the Cashman Center convention complex about seven miles from the Las Vegas Strip. A homeless person walks by a temporary parking lot shelter at Cashman Center, with spaces marked for social distancing to help slow the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Las Vegas, Nevada, US March 30, 2020. Las Vegas officials said they are concerned about the long-term financial impacts of the coronavirus shutdowns.
Source: bd News24 March 31, 2020 18:45 UTC