The shelter tells Global News an initial investigation shows the community member doesn’t have any close contacts and, as of Thursday, no one else, including staff, is impacted.
Officials with the Princess Street shelter continue to have various protocols in place in hopes of preventing the spread of the virus, the shelter said.
Founded in 1987, Siloam Mission is a Christian-based non-profit that provides emergency shelter, meals and clothing to people experiencing homelessness in Winnipeg.
Earlier this week Siloam took to Twitter asking for donations of reusable masks to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Donations can be dropped off at the shelter’s shipping and receiving department at 300 Princess St., between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Questions about COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:
Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing — very similar to a cold or flu. Some people can develop a more severe illness. People most at risk of this include older adults and people with severe chronic medical conditions like heart, lung or kidney disease. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
To prevent the virus from spreading, experts recommend frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible and maintaining a distance of two metres from other people if you go out. In situations where you can’t keep a safe distance from others, public health officials recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or covering to prevent spreading the respiratory droplets that can carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities across the country, masks or face coverings are now mandatory in indoor public spaces.
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