Coronavirus: Radisson will be isolation shelter for Waterloo homeless who contract COVID-19

With many predicting that those living on the streets will be among the most impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, the Region of Waterloo and its major cities have taken measures to ensure that this is not an issue.

Region of Waterloo CAO Mike Murray said on Monday that the Radisson Hotel will be used as an isolation shelter “when that’s needed.”

“We now have a solution in place for an isolation shelter for people who are experiencing homelessness, who may need to be isolated as we work through the pandemic,” Murray said. “So we have a specific location that has been set up to deal with that and to make sure that those people are provided with appropriate medical supports.”

He also credited the Waterloo Region Community Support Control Group for their hard work.

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