How do you stay home when you have nowhere to go?

To help the community’s most vulnerable during the COVID-19 crisis, Chatham-Kent will be considering an isolation shelter for the area’s homeless.

The matter was discussed during the April 5 virtual council meeting, which featured a number of agenda items related to the global pandemic.

April Rietdyk, general manager of community human services, said a shelter would allow for a prioritized approach to emergency housing, reserving motel rooms for those at highest risk while ensuring those at reduced risk have a place to follow physical-distancing measures.