March 30, 2020
Organizations in Saskatchewan are concerned over what some of the province’s most vulnerable residents will do during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Jason Mercredi, the executive director of AIDS Saskatoon, said there needs to be a long-term plan for how to deal with those on income assistance and who are homeless.
“We’re quite worried about COVID entering the homeless population and when it does, it’s going to spread like wildfire because we don’t have systems in place or screening in place to deal with that as it comes up,” Mercredi said. “And we keep getting told, ‘Things are in the works, things are in the works.’ ”