COVID-19 Outbreak Reported At High Point Homeless Shelter

COVID-19 Outbreak Reported At High Point Homeless Shelter

9:30am Jun 25, 2020
NIAID-RML via AP

There have been nine confirmed cases of the coronavirus at Open Door Ministries, a men's homeless shelter in High Point.

The outbreak at the shelter was discovered in mid-June when a resident with underlying conditions went to a hospital and tested positive for the coronavirus.

The News & Record reports that all staff members and the other 23 residents have since been tested. Open Door Executive Director Ryan Ross says seven of the eight men who tested positive were asymptomatic.

Ross says the shelter residents have been moved to hotels for quarantine and the facility has undergone thorough disinfection. New safety measures have been implemented, including installing Plexiglass between beds and scheduling regular professional cleanings.

The shelter is expected to reopen in July.

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