The Humanities Truck works with diverse populations to collect, create, interpret, and curate stories that can return to the communities they originated from and circulate throughout the DMV. As we confront a global pandemic, we aim to record social responses to COVID-19 by asking how individuals and communities across the metropolitan region are responding to the crisis by building and sustaining community networks. This platform serves as a space to share, document, and reflect upon our stories.
In partnership with the Humanities Truck Project, Eric Sheptock will offer regular reports and reflections on the impact that Covid-19 is having on those experiencing homelessness in Washington, DC.
I got a phone response to my email. I learned that:
1 — DHS plans to order 17 handwash stations for homeless tent cities.
2 — The homeless are exempted from the 4/1 stay-@-home order. (Who would’ve guessed???) They won’t get in any trouble.
3 — There are people pushing for DHS to put porta-potties near tent cities.
I was off yesterday. Today I learned that my company put porta-potties near several homeless encampments. I’m servicing them today. My boss said our company has spoken with DHS about the 17 handwash stations; but, DC Gov hasn’t settled on us yet. I work for Gotta Go Now. Small world.