Homeless population voices concerns, calling on officials to follow CDC guidelines to protect them

Posted at 7:45 PM, Apr 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-02 19:54:24-04

BALTIMORE — The homeless population in Baltimore is speaking out.

They say they're angry and afraid, as the number of cases in our state increases.

They held a press conference on Thursday to voice their concerns.

They're asking city leaders to follow CDC guidelines and protect them from coronavirus.

That includes coordinating efforts to house, feed, offer sanitation opportunities and provide medical attention to the homeless.

"You look at some of the recommendations from the CDC, it talks about the supplies they should be getting three times a week, its talks about services that should be given to them, it talks about equipment they should be equipped with. They are now telling the homeless people to go to their tent well a lot of homeless people don't have a tent."

The homeless population lives in more than 12 encampments throughout Baltimore City and county.