In response to elevated cases of COVID-19 in Dallas County, Austin Street Center opted to conduct shelter-wide testing in early December. There was no immediate concern motivating this action other than the general rise in Dallas cases. Six people tested positive. Those who test positive are immediately sent to recover at a separate isolation facility […]
In response to spiking COVID-19 cases in Dallas County, Austin Street Center has temporarily adjusted staff work schedules and locations. Beginning November 30, administrative staff will work from home. Essential shelter staff will move to a 4-40 (4 days, 10 hour days) schedule.
In response to elevated cases of COVID-19 in Dallas County, Austin Street Center opted to conduct shelter-wide testing to identify anyone who may be asymptomatic. 13 people tested positive. All were asymptomatic. Those who test positive are immediately sent to recover at a separate isolation facility (clients) or at their home (staff). We immediately begin […]
Earlier this month, three clients were tested and diagnosed with COVID-19 at off-site facilities. In response, Austin Street decided to make COVID-19 testing available to all staff and clients in the shelter. Three people tested positive. One of those was later cleared. Those who tested positive were immediately sent to recover at a separate isolation […]
Church of the Incarnation funded and assembled 84 additional partitions in the Hope Garden. With 12 volunteers, the team was able to provide more privacy and social distanced beds due to COVID-19.
In response to COVID-19, Austin Street has executed a new shelter model, transforming from a night shelter into a 24-hour shelter. This gives our clients the option to shelter-in-place and not be pushed back onto the streets every morning to fend for themselves. However, many clients must still leave the shelter every day for work, […]
March 13, 2020 Friends, Over the past few weeks, it’s become clear that the world is facing an unprecedented challenge. Like you, we are deeply concerned and want to do what we can to help keep our communities and families safe and healthy. As the situation with coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves, I want to send a […]
Anytime you look at an infectious disease in a community, people at the most risk are those who have experienced poverty. Daniel Roby, CEO of Austin Street Center Learn more about how Austin Street Center is working to minimize the risk of the coronavirus: https://www.fox4news.com/news/homeless-centers-ready-for-potential-coronavirus-outbreak-in-north-texas