March 31 Update:
Resources: Crescent Care is conducting testing for COVID-19 for people who have a fever and a cough or sore throat. Testing is available at 1631 Elysian Fields location from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. Crescent Care also has a daily podcast and other information on their website: www.crescentcare.org
Limited Operations: Ozanam Inn is not providing overnight shelter. The Salvation Army is not taking new clients but is allowing clients to stay during the day. Travelers Aid office is providing services to clients via telephone. The New Orleans Shelter and Engagement Center is not taking new overnight guests. Hotel Hope is providing shelter at an area hotel. Grace at the Greenlight is providing breakfast.
Normal Operations: The New Orleans Mission, New Orleans Women’s and Children’s Shelter, New Orleans Family Justice Center. All RRH and PSH programs continue to house new clients and provide services although with limited personal contact. Assessments for the state PSH program can be conducted over the phone.
Alternative Operations: NAMI is providing services to the homeless at Bayou Segnette who have been tested for COVID-19.
Grace at Greenlight: Hot breakfast 8:00 a.m., 7 days/week at 1528 Oretha Castle Haley Blvd.
Rebuild Center: The remaining meal providers will serve meals from the back deck of the Rebuild Center instead of at their regular location. Everyone will line up in the parking lot with cones separating them from each other to facilitate 6 feet of social distancing.
Lantern Light sill serve a bag lunch at 1 p.m.
St. Jude will serve a hot dinner at 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 400 N. Rampart Street.
March 16, 2020: LHC has requested supplies for the CoC including personal protective equipment (PPE), masks, gloves, sanitizer (etc.) for homeless programs. The request also included handwashing stations and portolets for New Orleans and Jefferson Parish to assist unsheltered homeless people. The state has designated 15 units at Bayou Segnette for people who have tested positive for COVID-19 and do not have a place to self-isolate, including the homeless.
Service Provider Update: Out of 100 clients had their temperature taken at Harry Tompson Center and none exhibited a high temperature. Start reports no residents of the Low Barrier Shelter had a high temperature.