Confirmed COVID-19 case at the Calgary Drop-In Centre

We have learned that one client of the Calgary Drop-In Centre’s (the DI) main shelter tested positive for COVID-19. This individual was tested on August 22. Prior to this positive case, more than 100 tests had been administered among DI clients during a scheduled asymptomatic testing event this past week. All clients and staff are now being tested and contact tracing is underway.

Public health measures are in place to identify potential cases of COVID-19 and prevent the infection from spreading. The situation with COVID-19 is rapidly evolving. We are following orders, guidance and recommendations frequently based on evidence and the expert advice of our public health officials, including Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Chief Medical Officer of Health.

We are all continuing to work diligently to keep our shelter staff and client population protected, and we thank the community for their continued support during this time.