Homeless protection plan

Shelters are taking extra precautions to combat the coronavirus

Posted: Mar 19, 2020 11:45 PM
Updated: Mar 20, 2020 8:37 AM

CHICO, Calif. - The Jesus Center in Chico is doing everything in its power to serve the homeless while at the same time making necessary changes to eliminate exposure to the coronavirus. 

The Jesus Center cut down the number of homeless allowed in at one time to follow the social distancing guidelines. 

Seven homes are at capacity. 

The Jesus Center is still serving food but limiting the group size to ten. Its also asking every single person to sanitize before entering. 

"What happens tonight or tomorrow can change so we are just being very fluid with the changes and adjusting as we can to protect everybody," said Program Director Shelly Watson. "Our concern is for all the people we serve, just as well as our community and ourselves." 

The Jesus Center said its also anticipating a decrease in food supply and companies willing to work with them due to the pandemic. 

The Jesus Center added it will continue to offer two meals a day to its homeless community. 

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