LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — As the coronavirus continues spreading nationwide, Lafayette Transitional Housing Center is ready for a worst-case scenario. The plan is to actually continue business as usual.
The engagement center already follows strict health procedures for people entering the facility. This includes a health screening for every person seeking services.
Staff members are also monitoring people who might be showing symptoms of illness. LTHC's Development Director Jennifer Shook said they're keeping hand sanitizers, soaps and towels fully stocked and janitorial staff is also disinfecting the building every 45 minutes.
"If we're closed down, where are they going to go? Our guests will go into the community which possesses an even bigger risk so we're sort of self-quarantining here, we're keeping our people, our guests here," said Shook.
She said the most important thing right now is not worrying.
"We want people to remain calm, stay focused on good hygiene and be healthy so the more that we can just stay calm in this kind of situation is best for our guests and our staff and our volunteers," said Shook.