COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 NEWS

The Salvation Army Ken Joy Facility will be demobilized as of August 31st, 2020, and Phoenix Family Health Center will no longer coordinate the intake process.  The city will be utilizing the Hotel Plan to quarantine or isolate a person experiencing homelessness or a person who cannot quarantine at home.  Please contact Metro Safe at 574-2117 if you have anyone that needs to be quarantined or isolated.

COVID-19 TESTING AT WAYSIDE CHRISTIAN MISSION

Nearly our entire population, nearly 500 clients and staff members have been tested for COVID-19 two times.  About 1% of our population tested positive and only a couple of our folks had symptoms.  Those testing positive were immediately quarantined at the Joy Center until they had two negative tests, they were able to return to the Mission and Hotel.

WE CONTINUE TO BE DILIGENT REGARDING COVID-19

All staff and clients must wear a mask at all times.  We were very fortunate and blessed to have a large number of N-95 masks donated about 3 years ago and began using them during the early days of the virus.  We distributed a number of these to other shelters in the earlier days of the virus when masks were not easily purchased.

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