Two Reno area homeless shelters are relocating to a Downtown Events Center.
Volunteers of America wants to move nearly all of its residents from Record Street and the shelter on Washington Street to the events center – which will give them more room for shelter residents to keep with the recommended six-foot social distancing guidelines from the CDC for protecting against coronavirus.
It also will have about 50 more beds than are currently in operation at the shelter's current locations.
But because the shelter has a limited number of mattresses and blankets, it will be closing its existing facilities overnight except for veterans and individuals with medical needs.
But until more blankets and mattresses arrive, and the additional facilities can reopen for overnight sheltering, for now, they’ll be available to the homeless only for showering, meals and laundry.