DENVER (CBS4) – A new shelter for women is opening in Denver on Monday afternoon to help people struggling with homelessness during the stay-at-home order. Mayor Michael Hancock said the Women’s Auxiliary Shelter is expected to open at the Denver Coliseum at 2:30 p.m. There will be room for 300 women and transgender women at the Coliseum.

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The coliseum will screen all women at the entrance for coronavirus. Those who must be quarantined will be provided shelter in what is being called a “respite room.”

CBS4’s Rick Salinger was there Monday afternoon. He said was a line of women being checked in, a few at a time. Masks were being handed out.

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Earlier this month, a similar shelter for men opened at the National Western Complex.
It has more than seven hundred beds and is now at capacity.

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