Mayor de Blasio: Cuomo subway closures will leave homeless vulnerable

Source: Daily Mail Online - View Original Article
Published: May 03, 2020
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99% "The essential workers who have kept this entire society functioning have done an extraordinary job.""
95% "Mayor Bill de Blasio says the subway closure will drive people above ground to meet outreach workers.""
91% "Routhier believed the pandemic has only worsened the homeless situation.""
86% "New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg said a team of 900 cleaners are already working at cleaning the subway cars 24 hours ..."
85% "She warned that the situation is far from resolved.""
84% "It's good and smart for the transit workers who have to work in that environment, but it's also right for the riding public,' Cuomo ..."
81% "The Department of Social Services say a new testing program will be set up in shelters in the next week.""
80% "The official shutdown, which will occur from 1 to 5 a.m. nightly starting Wednesday, was announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and de ..."

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99% : Cuomo said the closing of the system was necessary to keep transit and essential workers safe.
99% : The essential workers who have kept this entire society functioning have done an extraordinary job.
95% : Mayor Bill de Blasio says the subway closure will drive people above ground to meet outreach workers.
91% : Routhier believed the pandemic has only worsened the homeless situation.
86% : View of MTA New York City Transit Corona Maintenance Facility in Queens during COVID-19 pandemic.
86% : New York City Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg said a team of 900 cleaners are already working at cleaning the subway cars 24 hours a day.
85% : She warned that the situation is far from resolved.
84% : It's good and smart for the transit workers who have to work in that environment, but it's also right for the riding public,' Cuomo said. '
81% : The Department of Social Services say a new testing program will be set up in shelters in the next week.
80% : The official shutdown, which will occur from 1 to 5 a.m. nightly starting Wednesday, was announced by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and de Blasio last Thursday.
80% : The downtime will be used for all of the subway's cars to be disinfected every 24 hours for as long as the coronavirus pandemic lasts.
79% : De Blasio believes that the shutdown might also help homeless people who ride the subway during that time by forcing them up to the surface.
79% : 'If you're not going back and forth all night on a train, then you actually are coming above ground, where outreach workers are there to help you, where NYPD officers' training in the homeless outreach are there to support homeless people and get them to a better situation,' de Blasio said.
78% : Governor Cuomo says disinfecting every train car is a 'monumental undertaking' New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says homeless people will be able to get help from outreach workers when the city's subways start to shut down overnight while advocates say the closures will leave the homeless even more vulnerable.
78% : So you ride the train to the end of the station, or to the end of the line, you get out at the end of line station.
77% : Homeless charities say the outreach is in fact very little and would like to see 30,000 unused hotel rooms to be used to house those most in need The city is shutting down its subway system each day from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to increase the cleaning of trains and stations during the coronavirus crisis.
72% : But those advocating for the city's homeless feel differently.
72% : This is one of the facilities where daily cleaning of subway cars and buses will take place overnight starting on May 6 Routhier claims that the options for the homeless are not as helpful as de Blasio described with them simply being told to leave the train but not given a safe place to go.
72% : 'For those who are riding the system during the day, they are going to see an uptick in a lot of cleaners that they probably did not see before,' Feinberg said. '
71% : It's believed between 10,000 and 11,000 people ride the subways during the early morning hours.
69% : We want them to know we are doing everything we can do to keep them safe.'
65% : 'Bad for their health, bad for public health.'
65% : 'We've seen some increases of people on the streets because of the pandemic.
63% : says the task is a 'monumental undertaking' On Saturday, Governor Andrew Cuomo visited the MTA's maintenance facility in Corona, Queens to see how the cleaning will be done.
63% : New York Governor Andrew Cuomo pictured during his Covid-19 news briefings at the MTA Corona Maintenance Facility in Corona, Queens Cuomo agrees: 'This will be the first time that I can remember that every homeless person by definition has to get off that train at one point,' Cuomo said.
63% : Giselle Routhier from the nonprofit Coalition for the Homeless, believes 'the situation will really only get worse.' '
62% : People who are leaving the shelters because they feel unsafe,' Routhier said.
61% : Routhier said to ABC News.
61% : Most of the deaths were from those who were housed in a shelter.
61% : Some people who were in very unstable housing to begin with, renting a room on a week-to-week basis, lost their job ...
58% : Routhier said.
58% : Instead of just going off onto the platform and going upstairs, one of the things you are going to see this week is a whole bunch of cleaners boarding that train immediately, starting disinfecting work right then.'
53% : Goldfein would like to see the city offer people a safe place to go for shelter but many refuse to go to shelters because they fear they could catch the coronavirus once inside.
51% : 'I think that is an opportunity to actually engage homeless people, find out what they need, and try and link them up with the services and the help.'
48% : Governor Andrew M. Cuomo tries out a spraying device which is part of a three-step disinfecting process of a New York City subway car Governor Andrew Cuomo who was seen in Queens on Saturday trying his hand at disinfecting a train car
44% : There are currently about 19,000 homeless people in shelters across the city with around 800 positive cases of coronavirus and 61 deaths among the population so far.
40% : Many homeless people ride the subway at nights and use the train cars to sleep '
39% : He noted that disinfecting every train car would be a 'monumental undertaking.'
38% : By clearing people off the trains, by getting the police involved ... We're going to be pushing them further into the shadows,'
35% : Literally you have to go through the whole train with a misting device where they spray disinfectant literally on every surface.'
29% : 'It's smart, it's labor-intensive, people have to wear hazmat suits, they have a number of chemicals that disinfect,' Cuomo said. '
27% : Despite de Blasio setting aside 6,000 hotel rooms for the homeless in April, 3,500 rooms had already been set aside before the pandemic began.
15% : She believes 30,000 hotel rooms should be opened up specifically for the homeless. 'People are just going up to the streets in the rain, in the cold and are wandering around looking for a new spot to shelter, which is completely counterproductive,' she said.
13% : 'I think it's actually kind of getting worse at this point.'
12% : That was the city utilizing, in some emergency circumstances, commercial hotels to provide shelter to homeless adults when they didn't have enough regular shelter space,'
10% : 'It's just an outright disaster,' Joshua Goldfein, an attorney at the Legal Aid Society told ABC News.
10% : Routier believes that such a number is far too small to cope with the amount of homeless. 'That had nothing to do with COVID.

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