Homeless useful resource heart The Lantern Home has confirmed 48 new circumstances of COVID-19.
In a press release, Board Chairman John D. Patterson stated the next:
“This previous week the Lantern Home skilled an outbreak of confirmed circumstances of COVID-19. In a fast response and energy to maintain our homeless people and employees protected, testing came about over the course of the week by the Midtown Group Well being Heart working inside the Lantern Home. Along with these assessments, the State Well being Division assisted with a full-scale testing occasion in the present day. Over 220 assessments have been carried out. 48 have been recognized as positives together with 37 single males, 9 single ladies, and 1 single mom together with her little one. Of the 48, lower than 10% are symptomatic. The Lantern Home employees shall be carefully monitoring every of those people throughout their time in quarantine. Whereas we’re a homeless shelter, not a medical facility, the Weber-Morgan Well being Division helped us with assets to rent further employees to offer the wanted care and monitoring. If the well being of any of the people deteriorates, we have now been directed to contact emergency medical.
Our neighborhood companions have been rallying to assist us discover acceptable lodging for our wholesome shoppers who’ve examined unfavorable all through the testing occasions. We’ve suffered two losses this week, with the demise of a senior male resident and a single mom with a toddler staying on the Lantern Home. The kid has been positioned with the subsequent of kin. Each people have been confirmed constructive for the virus however the reason for demise continues to be below investigation.
We sincerely admire our devoted employees and volunteers who’ve been tireless of their efforts to maintain everybody on the Lantern Home protected and adapt shortly, hour by hour to the state of affairs. Their preparedness has been instrumental in preserving COVID-19 at bay throughout these previous few months.
The Lantern Home, Weber-Morgan Well being Division, and the Weber Prosperity Heart of Excellence will proceed their shut working relationship to take care of our homeless people, our employees, and the neighborhood. Financial donations are welcome at stannescenter.org as we proceed our efforts to take care of these people across the clock throughout this tumultuous time.”