While New York City Sleeps, the Homeless Suffer

With New York City at a standstill, homeless shelters have been flooded to levels “seen only a few times in the last decade.”
 
Crowded shelters are fertile ground for infection at the best of times. Now coronavirus cases are mounting—23 shelter residents have died of COVID-19 in hospitals, and scores of cases are certainly going uncounted.  
 
The city is scrambling to rent hotel rooms to isolate high-risk residents who can’t self-quarantine. “There is no staying at home when you do not have one,” writes Nikita Stewart.
 
The New York Times

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