The San Diego Convention Center (SDCC) is providing sheltering services to serve the community, while Smart City aids efforts with connectivity.
As part of the response to COVID-19, the San Diego Convention Center is serving as a temporary shelter for 1,100 displaced individuals in need of refuge and social distancing through these circumstances. This is creating more space to serve people experiencing homelessness and allow for adequate physical distancing within current shelter facilities. After alleviating crowding in shelters, outreach teams began working to bring individuals living on the streets into the center for their safety during this situation. Recently, Family Health Centers of San Diego in consultation with San Diego County Health and Human Services Agency and the City of San Diego began offering occupants at the SDCC Coronavirus testing in further proactive actions to suppress the health risk.
Another facet to the response is trying to find each individual sheltering in the convention center a permanent residence, this initiative will require coordination between several city, regional and state agencies. As the exclusive internet and telecommunications provider to SDCC, Smart City will provide social service workers with connectivity to aid people in getting set up for the services they need. Our San Diego IT team is available to monitor and troubleshoot networks ensuring caseworkers are able to work towards these noble goals.
We commend the San Diego Convention Center team for their outreach and dedication to the community in these difficult times. While safety and recovery are the first priority, we are eager to get back to the business of providing event technology solutions to improve conventions and tradeshows.