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COVID-19: Good Samaritan gets new trailers to ensure client safety

GOOD SAMARITAN
PATRICIA MARTELLOTTI

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - It’s all hands on deck inside the Good Samaritan shelter and outside there's a new safety measure: RV’s.

"In order to protect all their clients here at the shelter we rented some RVs that are now in our parking lot," said Kirsten Cahoon with Good Samaritan.

The RVs are used to isolate incoming families and veterans to make sure they are clear of any COVID-19 symptoms before they’re admitted into the shelter.

"It’s helping safety by not allowing allowing clients to Just come into the shelter system off the streets," said Cahoon. 

Good Samaritan wasn’t able to take in new clients for safety reasons when the COVID-19 pandemic first started, but this changes things.

"This gave us an opportunity to still be able to provide the services to the families and the veterans of being able to seek Shelter and also protect the clients that have been sheltering in place," said Cahoon.

So far everything is running smoothly. Managers hope that with the new RV's, Good Samaritan will continue serving the most vulnerable population.

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Patricia Martellotti

Patricia Martelotti is a reporter at KEYT|KCOY|KKFX.