Shelter beds are around three feet apart?

As advocates raise concerns over the impact of COVID-19 on the homeless, one Thunder Bay shelter says while it’s taking added precautions, it’s able to continue offering its services with few disruptions to its clients.

Local Salvation Army executive director Lori Mitchell says the organization has implemented some new protocols at its shelter, but haven’t had to restrict services.

“We’re taking it very seriously because we do recognize that we have vulnerable people,” Mitchell said. “Even something as simple as modelling how to do the hand-washing and insisting they use hand sanitizer, those types of things.”