COVID PROTOCOL Effective 11/3/21-11/15/21

COVID PROTOCOL Effective 11/3/21-11/15/21

Firehouse Ministries

Public Statement

In 48 hours, Firehouse Ministries has identified 17 people that have tested positive for COVID-19, despite rigorous cleaning efforts and ongoing mask policies. Due to this outbreak, Firehouse will be CLOSED to new guests, volunteers, and in house ancillary services. Current guests will continue to reside in the shelter as long as they strictly adhere to masking policy. Current guests that have tested positive for COVID-19 will be housed in offsite Firehouse COVID housing and in isolated hotel rooms with daily staff check-ins and food delivery. This protocol will be reviewed on 11/15/21.

For people experiencing homelessness, please call One Roof Street Outreach at: 205-842-4994


To Go Lunches: Daily @ 11:30am

Clothing closet/ blanket handout (when supplies are available): 12:45-1:45pm M-F

Showers ( Max 5 people at a time/ Mask REQUIRED): 12:45-1:45 M-F

Bathroom Access: 8am-5pm Daily (1 at a time/ Mask REQUIRED)

Needs: The Firehouse desperately needs large casseroles, to go containers, bottled water, prepackaged food and snacks, breakfast food (bagels, Pop tarts, cereal, milk, cereal bars, hard boiled eggs, individual grits/Oatmeal packets, coffee), and laundry detergent.

Deliveries can be made to 626 2nd Ave North, Birmingham, AL 35203.

Anne Rygiel

Executive Director