Riverside Receives Trailers to Help Homeless who have Symptoms of COVID-19

Published: 04/07/2020

Riverside Receives Trailers to Help Homeless who have Symptoms of COVID-19


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The City of Riverside has received 15 trailers from the State of California which provide safe isolation housing for individuals experiencing homelessness who have the symptoms of COVID-19 but do not need medical attention and can care for themselves.

The trailers from the state’s Office of Emergency Services are located at Riverside Airport and are equipped with a bathroom, shower, toilet, small kitchenette with stove, refrigerator, microwave, couch and dinette.

Separating individuals with symptoms of COVID-19 from the rest of the homeless population currently residing in shelters will assist in slowing the spread of the deadly virus.

Operations of the trailers will be overseen by CityNet, a non-profit organization with experience in providing outreach, shelter and services to individuals experiencing homelessness. CityNet is overseeing similar trailer operations in other cities in Southern California.

The allocation of trailers resulted from advocacy by the mayors of the Big 13 Cities. Mayor Rusty Bailey is one of the Big 13 Cities mayors to consistently advocate for resources to deal with homelessness.

The trailers will remain available for as long as the COVID-19 crisis persists.