The North Bay YMCA will become the city’s new emergency homelessness shelter.

The main gymnasium, with access to bathrooms and showers, will be used to provide shelter 24-7, according to a media release issued by District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board.

“This site will allow for a maximum of 40 people, including staff. As part of the COVID-19 protocols, there will be four staff and one security person on site for 24 hours, and entry will be permitted only to essential service providers and people using the site.”