YWCA moves women and children back to emergency shelter

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FARGO — YWCA Cass Clay announced Saturday, May 30, it relocated 50 women and children back to its emergency shelter after state officials advised the shelter to quarantine residents for two weeks.

On May 15, the shelter was advised to move residents to a safe, undisclosed location after some tested positive for COVID-19. Women and children were quarantined at the site for two weeks. During that time, the YWCA provided 24-hour services for families. The North Dakota Department of Human Services and Fargo Cass Public Health provided assistance during the quarantine period.

All shelter residents were tested for COVID-19 at the direction of local and state officials. While quarantined, six residents tested positive for the illness.

While residents were relocated, the vacant shelter was professionally sanitized and cleaned and YWCA employees painted rooms and prepared the shelter for the return of residents. YWCA continued to accept new residents during the quarantine.

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