April 26, 2020

Community Update Re: COVID-19

Re: Two Confirmed Cases of COVID-19 at the Calgary Drop-In Centre

On Sunday, April 26, two individuals sheltering at the Calgary Drop-In Centre’s main shelter tested positive for COVID-19. These individuals are currently in hospital.

Our priority is the protection of all staff and clients in our shelter sites, and we are taking this situation very seriously. Public health protocols are in place and being followed.

Taking the lead from AHS environmental Public Health, we are mobilizing our internal emergency response. Effective immediately, we have mandated that everyone in our buildings wear a mask at all times. Further, all clients and staff will be tested for COVID-19 beginning this evening. Any individuals who have tested positive or are suspected to have COVID-19 will not have access to our emergency shelter sites and will be sheltered in alternate designated spaces.

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