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Transylvania University to provide emergency shelter space

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Posted at 2:58 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 14:58:57-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Empty gyms and locker rooms at Transylvania University will now be used to help clients of the Hope Center.

Starting Tuesday, March 31 through April 30, the Clive M. Beck Center's practice gym will serve as a shelter for 40-50 people who regularly stay at the Hope Center.

The additional space will allow the Hope Center staff to meet social distancing recommendations.

Everyone staying there will undergo a basic health screening and temperature monitoring daily.

The Hope Center will provide bedding, towels and toiletries.

Transylvania University will provide access to its showers and commercial laundry facilities and a meal service.