LSSI/OBK reentry center has now been closed from mid-March to August, 2020 during which time limited work could be done helping our returning citizens or begin again to do INTAKES in the building. We did have great success in doing INTAKE of new clients over the phone, but it was not the same without the personal contact and see one another face to face. At this time with the Covid-19 pandemic we don’t see any other good options until the reentry center can open.
OBK was inspected by LSSI (Prison & Family Ministry) on July 13th and had several areas that needed improvement to meet all the CDC guidelines in particular for social distancing of 6 feet. There recommendation will be addressed and we are scheduled for another inspection on August 13 with the main areas of tapes showing 6 foot separation for client and staff. In addition, specific sign on all doors must be appropriately labeled so that clients cannot enter.
In July we are 90% complete on re-configuration of our three floors to meet those very stringent CDC guidelines about social distancing and disinfecting all areas that could endanger our staff and clients.
We hope to open our programs in mid-August so that the many Life Skill, Employment Skill and Individual Computer classes can begin. This also includes the many services and resources related to connecting with their families and the community.