Gathering Place Hit with COVID-19

The Omicron variant has made its way into one of the provinces most vulnerable populations.

Gathering Places Executive Director, Paul Davies said last week they had a guest who was symptomatic and subsequently tested positive.

Since then, more positive cases have been identified, though Davies was hesitant in giving exact numbers at that time.

As well, he said since at Christmas they had several staff and quests, with Davies noting that some services have been suspended since late December due to Omicron outbreak.

Davies said the center remains open. He says those who are symptomatic, or who are positive, are isolating within the building. With funding from the Federal Government Homeless St. John’s has set up “COVID Hotel”, and eventually people who are symptomatic or test positive are moved there.