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Kearney Center ramps up sanitation protocol to protect homeless, elderly from COVID-19

Posted at 6:34 PM, Mar 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-12 18:34:22-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — People who are most affected by the coronavirus are those with underlying health issues and the elderly.

The Kearney Center in Tallahassee comes into contact with people of both groups daily.

The center says they started their response plan when the virus first became an outbreak.

Kearney Center is requiring everyone who enters the building to sanitize their hands. To ensure that, more sanitizing stations have been placed around the building.

Before someone stays, they are being screened with questions, but the center says they will still accept anyone.

"We are caring for anyone who comes through our doors," said Mindy Sollisch, director of Health Services. "And if anyone meets the criteria, they are being sent to TMH. We provide taxi services for clients and, of course, we have access to EMS."

The centers protocol is changing everyday and will continue to issue updates.