NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — The City of New Haven is getting ready to open its new drop-in facilities for the homeless. A tent is now set up and operational at Blake Field Park. Mayor Justin Elicker says more are coming because the need has presented itself in the city.
People who are living on the streets will be able to get access to mental health support and COVID-19 testing if they need it at Blake Field Park Monday through Friday between 12:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. Shower facilities at the school are being made available as well twice-a-week.
Mayor Elicker said Tuesday, the next drop-in facility to open will be at the East Rock Magnet School.
Both locations will be open Monday-Friday.
New Haven now has more than 1,700 confirmed coronavirus cases and 72-related deaths.
As the weather warms, Mayor Justin Elicker says it’s important for everyone to continue to follow social-distancing protocols and especially wear masks.
And, now that Governor Ned Lamont has closed schools and extended distance-learning through the end of the academic year, the mayor says New Haven Public Schools will be doing their best to celebrate the city’s seniors’ graduations.