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Tuesday, December 1st 12:15-12:45 p.m.: Fourth Street Clinic’s 2020 COVID response community discussion

As families and businesses in Utah began adapting to self-quarantine and stay-at-home orders, one question remained: How can you stay at home if you’re homeless? Suffering through the symptoms of coronavirus while on the streets is one thing; but many men, women and families seek shelter at homeless resource centers, where social distancing can be nonexistent. Additionally, experiencing homelessness most often leads to a downward spiral of declining health, putting individuals who are homeless at a higher risk for severe illness from COVID-19. Chronic diseases often go untreated when you’re homeless, due to lack of health care coverage, access to ongoing prescription medication, or overwhelming complexity of receiving treatment.

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