COVID-19 PROTOCOL

Updated March 1, 2021

Kerr Street Mission (KSM) has been notified that a staff member has tested positive for COVID-19.

Our building is open, but programs will not resume until Friday November 13th..

We will be taking every precaution to ensure that the facility is safe before reopening.

All staff will be tested and as an added precaution we will conduct a complete sanitizing procedure.

If you have any questions or concerns please e-mail questioncovid@kerrstreet.com

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kerr Street Mission remains open and is following the recommendations and directions of Public Health Experts. We have made the decision to change the way we operate. Please see below for an update on agency programming and our Health and Safety policies.

For any further information or questions please reach out to admin@kerrrstreet.com.

Food Services

Food Market Hours

  • Monday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am – 11:30 am and 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:30 am
  • Sunday: CLOSED

Pre-packed ‘TO-GO’ Community Meals

  • Tuesday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm and 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Friday: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
  • Saturday: 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Clients who are experiencing symptoms or are at risk should contact Kerr Street Mission at 905-845-7485 admin@kerrstreet.com and they will connect you to our Community Delivery program staff.

Neighbour Care Network

The Neighbour Care Network service is available for those that are in crisis/distress. Please connect with Reception at 905-845-7485 or admin@kerrstreet.com to be connected to the program.

KSAP & Youth Drop-In

The availability of programs is dependent on Public Health group protocols.  Please connect with Reception at 905-845-7485 or admin@kerrstreet.com to determine the current status of the programs.

Donations

We are still accepting donations at this time.

For food donations, we ask donors to please schedule a drop off time with Jessie at 905-845-7485 x203 or jessie@kerrstreet.com.

Click here to make a financial donation.

Facility Bookings

All existing facility bookings will be on hold until further notice. KSM will not be taking any new bookings at this time.

For Our KSM Community

At KSM our priority is the health and safety of our volunteers, staff and clients. As recommended by Health Canada and the World Health Organization (WHO), we have implemented guidelines to prevent the spread of coronavirus, with a focus on proper hygiene, hand sanitizing and hand washing. In addition, we are taking precautionary measures as it relates to volunteer activities at KSM, as outlined below.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, staff, volunteer and clients will be screened regarding their symptoms and exposure.

Effective Wednesday, July 22, 2020, All persons aged five (5) years or older entering or remaining in these premises are required to wear a mask or face covering which covers the nose, mouth and chin as required under the Regional Municipality of Halton By-law 47-20, unless exempted.

Click here for more information regarding mandatory masks.

To prevent the spread of COVID-19, please DO NOT COME to KSM if you are experiencing any of the symptoms below or if you have travelled in the last 14 days.

Symptoms of COVID-19

Those who are infected with COVID-19 may have little to no symptoms. You may not know you have symptoms of COVID-19 because they are similar to a cold or flu.

Symptoms have included:

  • Feeling tired / malaise
  • Difficulty breathing / shortness of breath
  • Cough and/or sore throat
  • A high temperature / fever
  • Pneumonia in both lungs

Symptoms may take up to 14 days to appear after exposure to COVID-19. This is the longest known infectious period for this disease. It is currently being investigated if the virus can be transmitted to others if someone is not showing symptoms. While experts believe that it is possible, it is rare.

Risk of Transmission

We are monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely with local, provincial, and federal officials and will continue to check public health advisories.

As this situation evolves, we will notify you of all program changes.

COVID-19 Guidelines

How to avoid getting the Novel Coronavirus:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
  • If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces

We recognize that this situation is evolving and dynamic in nature; therefore, the above directives may change over time. We endeavour to keep you updated as this situation progresses. We will continue to monitor the recommendations and direction of our Public Health Authorities and will make changes as required to meet to keep our community safe and to meet the needs of our clients, as best we can.