ProJo: My Turn: Eileen Hayes: Staying home is a privilege

Posted: Apr 17, 2020 at 7:01 PM

Stay at home. Wash your hands. Keep your distance from other people. These are all warnings that we've heard for the past few weeks. All are appropriate ways to keep ourselves safe.

And none of them are readily available to those who are homeless in our community.

Early in this crisis, I heard one media personality comment that this pandemic would prove to be “the great equalizer” because it knows no socioeconomic group, geographic border, race or gender. But it isn't an equalizer because the most basic of provisions to maintain health aren't accessible to many in our community, making them even more vulnerable than they already were.

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