How Arizona's Largest Shelter System Is Dealing With Coronavirus Concerns

By Lauren Gilger
Published: Thursday, March 12, 2020 - 12:55pm

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Several beds line the walls and floor at Central Arizona Shelter Services
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Several beds line the walls and floor at Central Arizona Shelter Services (CASS) in Phoenix. This is the women's dormitory.

As the new coronavirus continues to spread, those who work to provide shelter for people experiencing homelessness are in a difficult spot. If an outbreak takes place, these are people who could get much sicker because of underlying health conditions and lack of health care. 

And trying to contain an outbreak in a shelter setting could prove to be a challenge.

For more on what the state’s largest shelter system is doing to prepare for a potential outbreak, The Show talked with Lisa Glow, CEO of Central Arizona Shelter Services.

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