By CBS13 Staff

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento County’s first homeless count in nearly three years has been postponed because of a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Ssacramento Steps Forward says the count is now set for late February.

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It’s used to apply for federal money for homeless services.

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The last count was done in 2019. More than 5,500 people were found experiencing homelessness on a given night in that count.

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Some 500 volunteers are still being sought for the planned February count.