Shelter Managers shall enforce these rules at the shelter which they're assigned.
Law and Order
- All existing laws of the country will be enforced
- Shelterees shall use the shelter areas as assigned by shelter manager
- Personal conflicts will be resolved by the shelter managers and or leaders
- Minor violations, such as loud noise at night, shall be handled by local disaster coordinator or shelter manager or designated group of leaders
- Any necessary restraint and serious disciplinary action will be ordered only by the shelter manager in consultation with his/her advisory committee
- Serious violations, such as; wounding, stealing or rape shall be dealt with quickly and forcefully by the shelter authority and to immediately inform the Police to intervene
Health and Sanitation
- Shelterees with contagious disease/infection shall be isolated immediately
- Shelter floors and yard area shall be swept free of waste materials
- Sleeping areas shall be kept clean and tidy at all times
- Waste containers shall be disposed of as soon as possible
- Personal hygiene must be observed (bathing, washing, and toilet duties, etc.)
- No pets will be allowed inside the main shelter area
Safety and Fire
- No dangerous weapons, hazardous liquids, or any other hazardous items shall be kept by shelterees
- Smoking will not be permitted in the shelter
- No Alcoholic beverages will be kept or consumed within the shelter area
- Shelterees shall watch for and report any potential fire hazard, such as careless use of combustible materials
- Do not tamper with fire extinguishers and/or other safety equipment
Emergency Sheltering Guidelines During Covid-19
- Everyone should wear mask in Emergency Shelters.
- Where possible bring your personal mask, rubbing alcohol or hand sanitizer.
- Sanitizers will be placed at the entrance of the shelter and a volunteer will be assigned entry sanitizing duty.
- Frequent handwashing or use of hand sanitizers or rubbing alcohol (at least 70%) will be encouraged especially:
- After coughing or sneezing
- Before eating
- After using bathroom
- Before and after helping someone who is not well
- Avoid touching your face
- Remember when coughing and sneezing, cover mouth and nose with your flexed elbow or tissue.
- Throw tissue away immediately in bins provided and wash hands.
- Shelterees are to avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of a respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing or have a fever.
- If anyone has a fever, cough or difficulty breathing they should inform the shelter manager.
- Shelter staff should monitor persons coming in for any visible symptoms of Covid-19 and other illnesses
- Anyone who begins to show symptoms of COVID-19 should immediately be separated from the main area and be placed in the designated isolation section
- Persons with respiratory symptoms should be given temporary barriers if isolation cannot be done. Get in touch with health care provider where possible.
- Strict adherence to the social distancing guidelines will be encouraged
- Cots should be at least 6 feet apart.
- Cots will be arranged in alternating ‘head-to-toe’ arrangement to reduce transmission of any communicable diseases.
- Persons should be separated in the shelters by household as much as possible.