Care in recovery

Taylor Kelley, Homeward Alliance COVID-19 recovery site manager (L), and MJ Jorgensen of the Health District’s Community Impact Team (R) work at the check-in station for the Myrtle Street recovery center.Health District staff continue working with community partners to help individuals experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 outbreak. So far, eight guests have been isolated at our Myrtle Street recovery center for those with COVID or COVID-like symptoms. Pictured are Taylor Kelley, Homeward Alliance COVID-19 recovery site manager, and MJ Jorgensen of the Health District’s Community Impact Team at the check-in station for the Myrtle Street recovery center (photo by Brian Ferrans).

Staff members wrapped up work at the now-closed Northside Aztlan Community Center’s (NACC) temporary homeless shelter after performing 25,216 temperature checks and testing over 300 guests and staff for the coronavirus (just one positive result). A total of 24 guests with symptoms were served in the Health District’s isolation and recovery area at the NACC.