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To Combat Hepatitis Outbreak, LA Opens Skid Row Hygiene Center

A hygiene center opened Monday in downtown’s Skid Row as part of the city’s response to the outbreak of Hepatitis A in the area.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and City Council members Jose Huizar, Marqueece Harris-Dawson and Curren Price were on hand to officially open the Skid Row Community ReFresh Spot, a personal care center that will provide showers and toilet facilities.

“We have to do everything possible to help people stay healthy and live with the dignity that each one of us deserves,” Garcetti said. “Homelessness is a crisis of housing and public health — and the ReFresh Spot shows that when the community and city work together, we can help the most vulnerable Angelenos meet their most basic human needs.”

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