CITY OF GREENSBORO Contact: Jake Keys
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Phone: 336-373-2105
Greensboro and Local Partners to Provide Additional Shelter in Place Services
GREENSBORO, NC (March 25, 2020) – The City of Greensboro continues to work with local partner agencies to provide a shelter-in-place solution for those experiencing homelessness at the Greensboro Sportsplex, 2400 16th St., will house this population beginning Friday, March 27. The Sportsplex is an 110,000 square foot City-owned facility. Based on HUD and CDC spacing recommendations, single use beds will be spaced at least six feet apart to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
“The City has been communicating this service with Cone Health and the Interactive Resource Center for weeks,” said Assistant City Manager Chris Wilson. “This shelter-in-place solution offers our most vulnerable population the support and care they need, especially during this pandemic.”
The IRC staff will manage operations around the clock, including overnight shelter staff. Each person entering the facility, including staff, will undergo a screening process to check for symptoms of COVID-19. A dedicated space, off site, will be provided for individuals who need to be quarantined.
Shelter-in-place means a person remains in a safe location until he/she is considered safe to leave or evacuate. This strategy helps to prevent and slow the transmission of COVID-19.
Additional shelter-in-place facilities are being offered at the Salvation Army of Greensboro, YWCA of Greensboro, Greensboro Urban Ministry, Family Service of the Piedmont and Youth Focus.
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