There’s been a consistent message from B.C.’s health officials amid the COVID-19 pandemic: wash your hands and stay home if you’re sick.
But what do you do if you don’t have access to soap and water, and don’t have a home to stay in if you’re sick?
It’s a question facing British Columbia’s homeless population, already a vulnerable group, and one Oppenheimer Park homeless camp liaison Chrissy Brett says makes addressing the pandemic a problem.
“It’s just not possible,” she said of self-isolation.
“Homeless people here at Oppenheimer Park have access to very limited bathroom facilities, running water, soap and bathrooms,” she said.
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