The City of Danbury is looking to hire Shelter Staff. There are three shifts available for staffing. The position pays 18 dollars an hour. City officials say part of the job is to keep clients interest in mind while protecting the interests of the City by protecting the facility within the established policies and procedures. The rest of the job description and how to apply can be found on the city's website.
Due to social distancing guidelines and the age of volunteers, Dorothy Day Hospitality House closed about two weeks ago, the overflow shelter at First Congregational Church closed Monday.
HAZMAT crews have been cleaning the Danbury War Memorial as the City looks to locate homeless individuals into the emergency shelter. Mayor Mark Boughton says a few people who were staying that the City's New Street shelter may have been exposed to coronavirus.
The state is working on housing homeless individuals in dormitories at Western, Eastern, Southern and Central state universities and UConn.