Las Vegas parking lot turned into homeless shelter during coronavirus crisis

New York Post – by Natalie Musumeci

A Las Vegas parking lot was turned into a temporary shelter for hundreds of homeless people after a man staying at the brick-and-mortar shelter tested positive for coronavirus, forcing that facility to close.

The outdoor shelter, located in the parking lot of the Cashman Center, opened Saturday after the Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada — a 500-bed overnight men’s shelter — shut down as a result of a resident contracting the potentially deadly bug.

Photos of the vagrants at the temporary shelter show them close to each other lying on the concrete in the painted white boxes on the ground. Federal guidelines advise people to maintain a distance of six feet from others.

Lisa Morris Hibbler, chief community services officer for the city of Las Vegas, told 8 News Now that “we have it spaced so that they’re social distancing.”

The makeshift shelter will be open from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. daily, and the mats and blankets laid down for the homeless will be disinfected each day, officials said.

“We know we have one job as a public servant, and that is to serve the community, and I think that we’re showing that we do that well,” Hibbler said, adding that the space can hold about 400 people, according to the news outlet.

Before the homeless can enter the outdoor shelter, they have to be screened by Touro University medical students to see if they have coronavirus symptoms, 8 News Now reported.

Clark County Commissioner Justin Jones said in a statement, “We’re proud to be working in collaboration with the city to meet the needs of our homeless population and appreciate the quick response of the participants in standing up the facility so soon.”

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4 thoughts on “Las Vegas parking lot turned into homeless shelter during coronavirus crisis

  1. Here’s a parking lot.
    an oldy but goody.
    They tried to do a land scheme…..
    It failed….
    What ended up there is that the recently failed…. joint venture
    Of the Solar farm which is totaly fked up.
    Bankrupt. scam.
    The major players where….. get this..
    Google…. Nevada power….Israel…at the time now called NV energy.
    Right on the border of Nevada /CA …. Stateline….etc…
    How would I know this…?
    Because the engineering firm I was working at…..
    The lazy engineer…(s) would’nt pick up all their printouts at the printers.
    It would just stack up.
    When I went to check on a problem….
    You could’nt help but notice the e-mails…..printed out.
    One I read…. they were smuggling from the NV stateline /Primm
    to the CA side because the CA side could’nt get their sht together.
    So the NV side just said fk it… we can’t wait for california EIS statements and pay offs.
    Yeah there’s some sleezy sht for ya.
    I thought they would have scrubbed this off the net by now.
    Let’s see if the link still works.

      1. I just called my buddy down there….
        He’s tellin me….he’s at work….
        At least in his immediate world.
        Business as usual…
        He says their just putting that stuff out in the media.
        Vegas ain’t stopping for sht.
        I said ok…..
        Back to work…
        He’s checking on me….
        I’m checking on him.
        I don’t live there anymore so ….
        So there’s only one way to find out …

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