Last Sunday, residents of a retirement community in Laguna Woods protested against the plans of the orange county to convert the hotel Ayers in a place to treat homeless people infected with coronavirus or at risk of contagion.
Residents report that the center to house infected or at risk of contagious homeless people, it’s just 100 yards from your community.
Lisa Bartlett, the supervisor of that area of the orange county, said that the neighbors do not have to worry because the facilities will remain under surveillance and in isolation 24 hours a day. “The people we bring here cannot come or go whenever they want. They also cannot receive visits” Bartlett said.
The director also assured that the decision does not come from the county Board of Supervisors but from a direct mandate from the government operations center asking for shelter for homeless people infected with COVID-19 in hotels throughout the state. “This was the only hotel in the area that met state requirements“, he claimed.
Until now there are no patients housed in the facilities.