COVID-19 outbreak halts admissions at Charlotte Rescue Mission, closes outreach cafe

COVID-19 outbreak halts admissions at Charlotte Rescue Mission, closes outreach cafe

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Charlotte Rescue Mission’s men campus, Rebound, has temporarily halted admissions after a COVID-19 outbreak, the organization announced Monday.

All residents who have tested positive will be quarantining in the county isolation hotel for 14 days.

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“While we are saddened to close admissions for the time being, we believe it is necessary to keep current and future residents safe and healthy,” said Trina Fullard, chief programs officer. “Once our campus is cleared by the health department, we look forward to continuing to serve the Charlotte community as we have for the past 83 years.”

Currently, no hospitalizations have been necessary.

In addition, the agency’s full-service restaurant and coffee shop, Community Matters Café is closed until further notice after a student tested positive for COVID-19.

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The cafe provides essential life and job skills to Charlotte Rescue Mission recovery program graduates, and its profits are used to support the organization’s programs.

Before reopening, all staff members and students will be tested, and the cafe will be thoroughly disinfected.

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