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Anthony Crowell sits at his barber station, downtown, after multiple customers canceled haircuts Monday because of fears about the spread of the coronavirus. Crowell usually has a steady clientele of business people at his barber shop but customers have stopped coming in recent days. (AP photo)

Anthony Crowell sits at his barber station, downtown, after multiple customers canceled haircuts Monday because of fears about the spread of the coronavirus. Crowell usually has a steady clientele of business people at his barber shop but customers have stopped coming in recent days. (AP photo)

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Multnomah County to Open More Shelters

Coronavirus response aimed at community in crisis

Authorities in Multnomah County announced Tuesday that they will be opening hundreds of new shelter beds in public buildings throughout the city to try to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the homeless community.