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Code-19 shelters will be open Sunday, Monday

One shelter will be open for 24 hours on both Sunday and Monday to provide people a safe place to stay during the coronavirus pandemic.
Credit: CODE 19

BUFFALO, N.Y. — One Code-19 shelter will be open overnight to provide people a safe place to stay during the coronavirus pandemic.

The Erie Community College Flickinger Athletic Center, located at 21 Oak Street in downtown Buffalo, will be open for 24 hours on both Sunday and Monday.

Holy Cross, at 412 Niagara Street in Buffalo, will also be open from 6 p.m. to 8 a.m. both nights during Code-19, serving men only.

If you encounter individuals on the street or in need of a place to stay within this time frame, please direct them to the shelters. In addition, the NFTA has waived all fares, so anyone in need of a ride to the shelter can currently get to one by bus for free.

To receive Code Blue/19 updates for the City of Buffalo, text CodeBlueBuffalo to 898-211. This notification is available to anyone, including clients.

Individuals in need of shelter in southern Erie County can call (716) 240-2220 x106. The Rural Outreach Center has an outreach van that will be dispatched to pick up homeless individuals and bring them to a shelter.

To receive Code Blue/19 updates for the Southern Erie County, text CodeBlueSouthernErie to 898-211. This notification is available to anyone, including clients.

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