We've been blessed so far. Thousands of confirmed COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases have spread throughout communities in Massachusetts in a public health crisis not seen in generations. Yet in Boston's homeless community, symptoms are only just beginning to show. With a sad heart, we discovered that our first woman with a documented case of COVID-19 stayed in our emergency overnight shelter late last week. She has been kept under quarantine over the weekend and those closest to her have been quarantined and are awaiting test results.
We continue to take precautions that keep people as safe as possible - washing hands, wearing masks, and social distancing for all staff and guests. But we know there's a lot of work ahead of us. We may have just a peek today, but experts predict the full pandemic might peak in Massachusetts this month. Your response has been so heartening! Thank you so much for all of your prayers, your donations, and your caring words. We're gratefully accepting your support as our expenses increase even more in the days ahead. Blessings, Rev. John Samaan President and CEO