|With temperatures dropping and snow falling, St. Francis Center’s Day Center continues to provide guests with a safe, warm place to spend the day. We’d like to update you on how SFC will be handling both the colder days and the state’s increase in COVID-19 cases.
In all of SFC’s departments (Day Center – Employment – Housing – Outreach), staff and volunteers continue to follow the recommended CDC COVID-19 protocols. As guests enter the Day Center, SFC staff take temperatures and hand out masks, as needed. The Day Center is also following social distancing recommendations and is allowed to have 115 guests in the shelter at any one time. The Day Center is following a one-in, one-out policy for guests and brings them their mail and hot coffee while they wait in line to enter the center.
With the state-wide peak in COVID-19 cases, SFC has had one staff member test positive. SFC has taken the necessary precautions to ensure that others who have come into contact with that staff member have also been tested and are remaining home if symptomatic.
With fewer people allowed in the Day Center, SFC is working with partner agencies throughout the city to expand the number of overflow shelters for men, women and families to get out of the cold, social distance and receive support services.