Seventy people at a San Francisco homeless shelter have tested positive for the coronavirus, Mayor London Breed announced Friday at a news conference, calling the development “troubling.”
The outbreak occurred at the MSC South homeless shelter, one of the biggest shelters in the city, where 68 residents and two staff members have been infected, she said. On any given night, the shelter can accommodate as many as 340 people, but it is now only serving about 100 residents.
“We knew congregate living settings had the potential of being hotspots, so we have been preparing for that,” Breed said.
Breed said city officials are converting the shelter into a “medical facility.”
“We’re on top of it,” she added.