March 30: COVID-19 Updates

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March 30, 2021 – Public Health has declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at our East Hamilton Overflow Shelter (hotel), currently consisting of 1 positive staff person. Additionally, outbreak at the Men’s Shelter at 325 James Street North has also grown to 7 residents, 2 staff, and 2 contract staff. All residents have been transferred to the isolation centre and all staff are isolating at home. Additional rounds of testing are underway at both sites.

Public Health and the Shelter Health Network have visited the shelter throughout the pandemic and have indicated that we are following all of their recommendations and guidelines regarding safe practices and protocols. Thank you to the Shelter Health Network for their swift and compassionate care in keeping our clients and staff as safe as possible.

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Ongoing and current updates regarding active outbreaks will be posted at the top of our website. 

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