San Francisco will temporarily house members of its homeless population who are infected with the coronavirus in RVs for self-quarantines

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  • San Francisco will temporarily use RVs to quarantine those infected with the coronavirus disease who are not able to self-isolate.
  • The plan will apply to those who have tested positive for the disease and live in shared spaces like SROs or are homeless.
  • It's one of the latest measures taken by the city, which has declared a state of emergency, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
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San Francisco will use RVs stationed throughout the city to house members of its homeless population who are infected with the coronavirus for self-quarantine.

According to KTVU, the office of Mayor London Breed announced the plan Tuesday. It will apply to people who've tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, who have been exposed to it but don't need hospitalization and who aren't able to self-isolate in shared spaces like homeless shelters, SROs, or on the street.Advertisement

The RVs will be staged in the city's Presidio neighborhood and can be placed throughout the city "as needed." The city is also asking hotels if there are any vacant rooms for it to use as part of this plan, according to KTVU.

It's one of the latest measures taken by the city amid the coronavirus outbreak, which has infected 14 in San Francisco.

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