A plan to house homeless people with the coronavirus in a hotel near a gated Orange County retirement community is causing outrage among some residents.County officials recently entered into an agreement to use two boutique Ayres hotels as temporary housing for those without shelter amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One hotel is just outside Laguna Woods Village, a community with thousands of residents older than 55.County officials say they have few options as they try to quickly move people indoors amid fears that an outbreak among the homeless population could further strain health systems. They say the facility will be locked down, with patients unable to have visitors or leave freely.Residents of the retirement community, where the average age is about 78, say they fear having homeless patients or the staff that cares for them nearby because their age puts them at high risk of death from the virus. Advertisement On Saturday afternoon, dozens of residents gathered outside the hotel at times shouting “Don’t kill us,” while others circled nearby in their cars, honking their horns. California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he ‘owns’ coronavirus testing lapses, announces task force California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he ‘owns’ coronavirus testing lapses, announces task… Read full this story
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