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Warming Shelters Opening First Time This Season

With much colder air coming behind this rain system, Nevada County’s warming shelter is opening for the first time this season. That’s Thursday and Friday night at the Veterans Hall in Nevada City. Alice Johnson, with Sierra Roots, the shelter’s coordinator, says an opening is triggered by overnight temperatures dropping to 30 degrees or below…

click to listen to Alice Johnson

Meanwhile, strict COVID distancing protocols will still be in place. And Johnson says that means, once again, that only around half the normal number of cots will be available, or 15. So she expects the shelter to fill up much more quickly…

click to listen to Alice Johnson

Johnson says there will also be COVID screening, with vaccinations available. Case management and veterans services are also being offered, with transportation available from the Hospitality House homeless facility. The shelter opens each day at 4:30pm and closes at 7:30am the following morning.

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