Our local housing/homelessness services continue to function while taking appropriate COVID-19 precautions. Our shelters remain open and have implemented COVID-19 protocols including:
- Screening procedures that include temperature checks
- Social distancing of at least six feet (usually much more)
- Increased cleaning
- Promoting hygiene and sanitation practices
- Encouraging shelter in place policies
- Limiting travel to approved appointments
FAIRBANKS RESCUE MISSION PRESS RELEASE:
We are grateful for our community’s support and humbled by the concern for our guests during this difficult time of uncertainty. Our goal at FRM is to keep our guests healthy and as safe as possible while they remain in our care. We have limited access of volunteers and the general public to the shelter, however, we remain open to any who have no safe place to go.
We want to assure everyone that we are not moving our emergency shelter or our guests to a new location; we believe doing so at this time would put vulnerable individuals at greater risk. We are fully prepared and able to continue providing necessary services to anyone in need.
We are currently screening every individual who enters the shelter for COVID-19 symptoms and recent travel history and have a plan to refer them to medical professionals if necessary; as well as developed a plan with TCC and the Public Health Center to care for clients with symptoms. After following the CDC’s six-foot guidelines, FRM has 73 beds available for men, and 42 for women and children. So far we have no positive cases of COVID-19 at our shelter and we are working to keep it that way.
Your support isn’t just a dollar, it’s a face, it’s a name, it’s someone’s life that will be drastically changed because of you.
Unsheltered Warming Centers
With so many public places closed for CoVID-19, No Limits' Warming Center was facing a large spike in attendance. This was making social distancing problematic, so our awesome local organizations came together to establish a second warming center. This is certainly needed, especially for folks that are unsheltered or precariously sheltered and aren't connected to our local housing services. The hours of the second warming center are designed to serve as backup for No Limits' busiest hours then go on to ensure guests get supper.
Now people can get breakfast at Stone Soup Cafe, lunch at No Limits Warming Center, and dinner at the Encampment Outreach Warming Center.