Lynchburg Salvation Army Center of Hope placed on lockdown due to positive case of COVID-19

Lynchburg & Central Virginia News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – The Lynchburg Health Department and the CDC have confirmed an individual at the Salvation Army of Lynchburg Center of Hope Shelter has tested positive for COVID-19.

This individual is in isolation and is under the care of health officials.

Due to this positive case, the Center of Hope was immediately placed on lockdown with continued screenings taking place for all residents and staff.

Officials at the Salvation Army also say that the community feeding program at the shelter as well as all family services have temporarily been placed on hold for 14 days – beginning Friday, Nov. 20.

This also impacts the Thanksgiving Community Meal planned on Thanksgiving Day which will be postponed until a later date.

The Angel Tree and Red Kettle Programs are not being affected.

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