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Cincinnati Recreation Center Turned into Quarantine Site

A Cincinnati recreation center has transformed into a safe site for infected homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to WLWT5, a local NBC affiliate, Cincinnati mayor John Cranley announced this week that Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center has been converted to a quarantine site. The facility currently has 10 available beds open to any homeless individual who needs to be in isolation after exhibiting signs of the coronavirus.

Cincinnati city manager Patrick Duhaney said that the homeless population will be able to be “quarantined with dignity.” That might not have been the case at local homeless shelters, which don’t all have the space to enforce social distancing for sick individuals.

The city says that Over-the-Rhine Recreation Center can expand to 20 beds, while officials have the ability to open additional sites.

Ohio has 67 total coronavirus cases, and no fatalities, as of Wednesday morning.

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