San Francisco providing free alcohol, drugs to homeless quarantining in hotels

  • San Francisco is providing free alcohol, methadone and medical cannabis to homeless people quarantining in hotels during the coronavirus pandemic, the city said Wednesday.
  • The San Francisco Department of Public Health said during a news conference that it has provided addictive substances to 43 homeless addicts who are temporarily residing in hotels as a way to keep them in quarantine instead of looking for a fix out on the streets and possibly spreading the virus.
  • The city’s health director, Dr. Grant Colfax, told reporters, Our philosophy in terms of treating those who suffer from addiction, substance use disorders is really again focused on science and the medical literature.
  • San Francisco is using city-leased hotels to house a total of 270 homeless people who have either tested positive for the coronavirus or are waiting out quarantine periods.

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