At least five contract security officers have tested positive for the coronavirus at the New York Avenue homeless shelter in Northeast Washington, D.C. One of those officers has died, while another described “severe” symptoms before recovering. The illnesses of contract and government employees of D.C. homeless shelters are not publicly announced in daily COVID-19 updates by Mayor Muriel Bowser,...
COVID-19 has torn through one of the largest homeless shelters in D.C. The extent of the outbreak wasn’t clear until the News4 I-Team started looking. Scott MacFarlane reports some employees say they were placed at risk and left in the dark.