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94 men test positive for COVID-19 at South Salt Lake homeless shelter

Moved to a county isolation center
Posted at 10:06 AM, Apr 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-17 19:57:39-04

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — 94 men have tested positive for COVID-19 at a South Salt Lake homeless shelter.

The first two confirmed cases of COVID-19 were identified in the Men’s Resource Center located at 3380 South 1000 West last week.

After a second positive case was found in a different dorm in the resource center, the whole center became a quarantine facility and the majority of guests and staff were tested for COVID-19.

Test results for the Men’s Resource Center are showing a high percentage of positives, with 94 men testing positive for COVID-19 out of 205 men tested.

Those who have tested positive have moved to a county isolation facility where they can monitor their symptoms, rest, and recover while receiving three meals a day.

Those who have tested negative are staying at the Men’s Resource Center and are receiving health screenings two times a day.

The center is still not accepting new guests and visitors are not allowed in the facility.