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Shasta County leaders looking to place homeless people in hotels if infected with coronavirus 04-09-2020

Published April 10, 2020

Shasta County Health and Human Services Agency, the Good News Rescue Mission, and Hill Country Housing are trying to find other ways to place homeless people if they are infected with the coronavirus.

At this time, the county is working to secure contracts with hotels in the area. But some people tell Action News Now, they don’t agree with the idea.

“I think that is bad, they should go to the hospital, they should be admitted to the hospital and be quarantined there,” said Cole Planiz of Redding.

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