Residents of L.A.’s ‘Skid Row’ seek hope as coronavirus worsens

Many of the roughly 5,000 people in this tight-knit community are homeless. With the first COVID-19 cases now reported, is the city ready for what may come?

In Los Angeles, aid missions provide vital support for homeless people, such as those on Skid Row, a densely packed community on the east side of the city. The first coronavirus case was confirmed there on March 21. Face masks are becoming a more common sight, but social distancing is difficult, especially for people waiting in line for meals.

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