Temporary homeless shelter opens to isolate those infected with COVID-19
By Cindy Ellen Russell |
January 21, 2022
| Updated on January 22, 2022 at 12:16 am
A new temporary tent shelter for homeless adults infected with COVID-19 opened Friday at Sand Island.
The Institute for Human Services set up the shelter in response to the need to isolate those infected with the coronavirus from individuals at its homeless shelters. Pictured is a bed with a welcome package consisting of a blanket and toiletries.
A common area is available at the shelter which has a TV and activities such a books for reading, puzzle books and games.
While a registered nurse will be monitoring those in isolation, officials said it is meant for people who are asymptomatic or have mild symptoms; it is not meant for those needing hospitalization.
Pictured are Jill Wright, IHS director for community relations and Taumaoe Atuatasi, guest services manager at the Hale Mauliola Navigation Center.
PPE are available for IHS staff attending to the homeless with COVID-19.
A tent features three sections. One section houses eight men with beds, a common area for activities and another section for eight women with beds.
Games, books and puzzle books are available to bide time while in quarantine at the tent.
A truck delivers supplies on Friday.
This tent features three sections. One section houses eight men with beds, a common area for activities and another section for eight women with beds.