I live a few blocks away from an urban drop-in centre downtown. When the pandemic hit, they had to close their doors inside and all they could do was have people line up, grab their lunches, and go on their way. Had health officials consulted with them, I'm sure they would have said, "this drop-in provides a vital service to these people, and we believe that the threats to their physical and mental health from not having this space open far outweigh the risk of the coronavirus."
I'm pretty sure you are wrong about that. I haven't heard of any complaining of being shut down. They want to protect their workers and clients from Covid too. We are expanding services (not enough) but hotels are being transformed into shelters, warming centres are planned etc.
I'm pretty sure since I live in the area and know people connected to this drop-in that I know what I'm talking about.
Then why didn't you just say that the management running the place was against the closure?