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Temporary bathrooms put in place for homeless

Posted at 10:01 PM, Apr 09, 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Due to COVID-19, many things in life have been put on hold; parks, restaurants, businesses, and libraries have closed to help prevent the spread.

With their closure, it took away thousands of public bathrooms that homeless people depend on.

"When the library announced that they were closing, we kind of took a minute and said we have a situation," Polly Ruddick of the Department of Homelessness Prevention and Intervention LFCG said. "As public spaces close, that puts up a barrier for our folks who don't have a home to be healthy at home in."

The city has put in 9 temporary bathrooms around town that homeless people can use in the meantime, for a list of the bathrooms and the hours they are open you can click on this link.