Key Information On Shelter Use In COVID-19

PR – As the island prepares for the possible impact of Tropical Storm Gonzalo the following protocols are expected to guide Shelter use, once activated.

  1. There will be an identified isolation area in each shelter
  2. A health check will be conducted on all occupants entering the shelter
  3. All occupants are required to wear face covering. Occupants are required to supply their own face covering
  4. All occupants are to maintain 6 feet distancing in and around the shelter
  5. Frequent hand washing or hand sanitizing and cough etiquette will be in effect
  6. Occupants are not allowed to share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, bedding or other personal items. Occupants are asked to walk with their own utensils/supplies
  7. Persons will be monitored for illnesses:
  • Fever 
  • Chills
  • Cough 
  • Loose stool and frequent bowel movement
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing; and
  • Other symptoms compatible with COVID-19 (e.g. muscle aches, headache, sore throat, runny nose, loss of taste or smell)

The list of shelters will be disseminated later today.