FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - The Rescue Mission won't miss a beat when it comes to sickness prevention.
With the most recent spread of COVID-19, Rescue Mission staff boosted their cleaning protocol to ensure safety for both themselves, but most importantly, the flood of residents that come for shelter and food daily.
Rescue Mission Chief Executive Officer, Donovan Coley, says, "we're taking overreactive precautions when it comes to our facilities."
These precautions include offers of hand sanitizer before, during, and after community meals are served, thorough wipe downs of any desk, table, or handrail, and even a rule instituted for overnight residents to alter their sleeping positions so those who are coughing won't cough in another's face.
Most of these precautions aren't new to the Rescue Mission, however.
Executive Vice President, Sam Hardy references the already "vulnerable" homeless population the Mission serves, and says, "we already take a very serious approach to our facilities' cleanliness."
Hardy also mentioned the staff's teamwork with the Allen County Department of Health to provide guidance and recommendations for immediate implementation.
No cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed regarding the Rescue Mission.