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Men's homeless resource center temporarily closes doors after second COVID-19 case

Posted at 2:02 PM, Apr 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-10 19:17:37-04

The Men's Resource Center for the homeless in South Salt Lake is temporarily not accepting new people after two guests at the facility have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past three days.

At least two dozen people at the shelter have been put into quarantine at an undisclosed location after the first case was confirmed Wednesday.

Both COVID-19 patients have been taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.

Salt Lake County will be monitoring the health of those remaining at the shelter and taking precautions outlined by the health department such as taking temperatures three times a day and ramping up sanitization at the facility.

Those who are still staying at the resource center are not at any "additional risk for exposure" due to thorough cleaning that began on Wednesday, David Litvack with the Salt Lake City Mayor's Office said.

The shelter will begin accepting new people once a full investigation is complete, per the recommendations of the Salt Lake County Health Department.