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Cold weather shelter to open in Vero Beach for the next few days

Capacity will be limited to 15 people due to COVID-19
Posted at 10:51 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 23:30:58-05

VERO BEACH, Fla. — A cold weather shelter will be open in Vero Beach Monday and Tuesday night, and possibly Wednesday night from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. However, The Source Ministries will be limiting capacity because of COVID-19 to just 15 people.

Assistant Director Maureen Archer is hopeful they will still be able to answer the community’s needs.

They will be asking people to wear masks, undergo a temperature check, and wash their hands before settling in for the night.

People using the shelter will be given a free warm meal.

“We have definitely seen since COVID started, a lot of fresh faces that we haven’t seen before so I can definitely say tonight that we may see some new faces due to COVID and things of that nature,” Archer said.

The Source is also planning to start using a new ‘Dignity Bus’ to expand the capacity they have for people needing a place to sleep. That will be used year-round, not just for cold weather.