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2020 Media Releases

April 9, 2020
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Steve Beal, Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department 402-441-8080

Task Force Addresses Needs of Those Experiencing Homelessness

Mayor Leirion Gaylor Baird today thanked the community partners who are helping to address the needs of individuals in Lincoln experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The work of a community task force, created by the Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Department (LLCHD), has resulted in two initiatives at the People's City Mission (PCM):

"Because the coronavirus is highly contagious, it is extremely important to create physical distance between individuals living in large group environments, such as the People's City Mission," said Mayor Gaylor Baird. "Altering the operations of a shelter to suit new physical distancing guidelines presented some new challenges. I thank those community leaders who have been hard at work to overcome these challenges and find solutions to address the needs of our most vulnerable community members."

The task force includes City Council member James Michael Bowers; Steve Beal from LLCHD; Pastor Tom Barber, Amy Pappas, and other staff from PCM; Vi See, Jill Bomberger, Michelle Martinez, and other staff from the Community Action Partnership; Lori Seibel from the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln; and representatives of the Mayor's Office and the City Attorney's Office.

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