Catholic Charities Re-Opening Its Night Shelter

Temporary Shelter At Cashman Center Closing

Mitch Kelly
April 02, 2020 - 5:55 am
 'Help of Southern Nevada' workers check in homeless people as they line up at a temporary homeless shelter set up in a parking lot at Cashman Center on March 28, 2020 in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has re-opened its night shelter for men, downtown

This follows a temporary closure that started March 26 after a shelter client was confirmed as positive with COVID-19 (Coronavirus). 

In reopening the shelter, CCSN is receiving counsel from SNHD on specific protocols to ensure the program can continue operating in the safest way possible to include the following:

·     Operations resumed Wedbesday with added distancing measures which will limit the number of beds to approximately 250. Check in will begin at 3 p.m. with preferences for disabled, physically challenged and senior clients until maximum capacity is reached.

·     A preliminary health screening process for all prospective shelter clients prior to entry, including temperature checks and inquiries into any potential symptomatic conditions.

·     SNHD will conduct training with CCSN team members on health screening protocols, including, but not limited to equipment use, donning and doffing procedures.

·     Clients who present with symptomatic issues at health screening will be directed to Cashman Field or other available isolation sites for further evaluation, quarantine, observation as needed, or as the CCSN shelter reaches capacity.

·     CCSN will monitor for any clients who may become symptomatic overnight. Should that occur, clients will be transferred to a temporary isolation dorm until SNHD and CCSN can determine and arrange for transportation to a proper, intermediate term site for observation, quarantine and/or isolation.

Catholic Charities is in need of monetary donations at this time and encourages anyone interested and able to do so visit www.catholiccharities.com. Wynn Las Vegas stepped up with food donations when the shelter re-opened on Wendesday.

A temporary homeless shelter was constructed in the parking lot of Cashman Center after the Catholic Charities shelter closed. Now that the shelter is back open, the Cashman Center location will be taken down.