Edmonton EXPO Centre homeless shelter to have drop-in, COVID-19 health care services

The Edmonton EXPO Centre is set to officially open as a temporary health centre Monday night and drop-in centre Tuesday morning. The space will help vulnerable people through the COVID-19 pandemic.

The city said it is working out details for transportation from hospitals to the isolation centre.

The government provided $25 million dollars in funding for COVID-19 homeless centres to be operated around the province, including the EXPO Centre.

Edmonton Mayor Don Iveson had pushed the government last week to “make a decision” on plans for the homeless population, just one day before Kenney made the announcement the EXPO Centre would be used.

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