Advocates demand City of Rochester improve policies to protect homeless during extreme cold

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Community members, volunteers, and elected officials joined forces to demand that the City on Rochester step up its Code Blue policies.

Code Blue goes into effect during extreme winter weather and advocates are now asking for more support when it comes to caring for the city’s homeless population during Code Blue events.

At a press conference on Wednesday, speakers called on city and county officials for more help keeping people housed, fed, and clothed for the duration of cold weather emergencies.