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Commentary

States Work to Protect Individuals Experiencing Homelessness from COVID-19

This commentary discusses the unique risk for COVID-19 associated with homelessness. Recent estimates suggest that up to 40 percent of homeless individuals, many of whom have underlying health conditions, may become infected. As COVID-19 cases increase, states with federal support are adopting a variety of approaches to safeguard homeless individuals, including creating temporary shelters and renting hotel and motel rooms.

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