We appreciate those who are reaching out asking how they can help. We continue to post our most immediate needs on our Facebook page. However, a monetary donation would help us offset the expenses we are incurring due to the pandemic and will allow us to continue to provide our critical services to our most vulnerable neighbors in the community. Please donate here if you are able.
Tedford Housing continues to ensure the safety of our guests, tenants, outreach clients, and staff during the COVID-19 pandemic by observing enhanced health and wellness protocols at all of our facilities.
We will operate our adult shelter 24 hours a day through May 31, 2020 to ensure our guests have a safe place be while the statewide stay-at-home order remains in place. The adult shelter will not close and guests will not be asked to leave during the daytime as is our typical protocol.
At our adult shelter, family shelter and supportive housing complexes, our guests and residents are asked to continue practicing extreme social distancing with a 6-foot minimum separation as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control. Case management for our guests and outreach clients will be handled remotely by staff as needed.
In an effort to ensure the safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers, Tedford Housing will continue the following additional protocols:
- All Tedford Housing offices, shelters, and supportive housing buildings will remain closed to the public.
- Only staff and guests will be permitted to enter the shelters without permission of the director of operations or executive director.
- The shelters will not conduct intakes of any new guests.
- Shelter guests with a fever or other symptoms will be referred for medical care, and must show clearance by a medical professional in order to reenter the shelter.
- Staff members who have a fever or other symptoms or who have a symptomatic member of their household will be referred for medical care. Staff must show clearance by a medical professional in order to return to work.
- Non-shelter staff will work remotely as necessary. Access by staff to multiple facilities will be limited.
- All staff will follow state protocols requiring the wearing of face coverings in public spaces where physical distancing is difficult to maintain when conducting official Tedford Housing business. Tedford Housing facilities are not public spaces.
Tedford Housing may opt to alter its shelter operations at any time. For additional information, contact Rota L. Knott, executive director.
Those who are showing symptoms and do not have a doctor should call the walk-in clinic at 207-406-7500.
Unsheltered Brunswick residents can contact Town of Brunswick general assistance office for help with covering emergency housing costs during the COVID-19 crisis. 207-725-6661.