The city identified an Upper West Side hotel where it will start removing homeless people housed during the height of the coronavirus outbreak.
Homeless people who had been staying at the Lucerne on W. 79th St. will be removed, as well as those staying in an unnamed Queens hotel, the city said Tuesday.
The transfer, back to shelters, was expected to take place on Sept. 20.
“We’re beginning to relocate individuals from several commercial hotel locations to alternative non-congregate shelter locations, where we can continue to implement social distancing and provide isolation," Department of Homeless Services spokesman Isaac McGinn said in a statement. "With more than 60 commercial hotel locations utilized to combat COVID and protect our clients from this virus over the past nearly six months, these actions will begin to reduce that footprint where we can.”