Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Hurricane Shelter protocols due to COVID-19

Seeking refuge at a hurricane shelter will look and feel a little different post-COVID-19.

This hurricane season, if persons make their way to a hurricane shelter for safety out of caution or as a result of unfortunate devastation, they should expect some new protocols to be in place for their well-being and the well-being of others.

The Department of Emergency Management (DEM) is working to not only keep shelter occupants safe from natural disasters but it is also on the job to prevent the spread of COVID-19 as well.


1. Temperature checks

The temperature of each person will be checked on arrival before entry.

2. Face masks mandatory

Individuals must walk with their own masks. One mask should not be worn for more than four hours and masks should be changed if they become wet.

3. Hands santiiser

Hand sanitisation stations will be placed in all shelters. However, persons are encouraged to bring their own if possible.

Be safe!

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