NDP and expert Dr. Stephen Hwang call for immediate testing and housing for people experiencing homelessness

“The prevalence of pre-existing health conditions, shared washroom facilities and the impossibility of physical distancing in the shelter systems all add up to an impending disaster for people experiencing homelessness,” said Hwang, a professor and physician for people experiencing homelessness for over 20 years. “We’ve seen large outbreaks of COVID-19 in shelters systems in other jurisdictions. We need all levels of government to move immediately to provide housing and widespread access to testing to avert an impending disaster here.”