Union Gospel Mission Trying To Prevent COVID-19 Outbreak
While a woman with COVID-19 has agreed to self quarantine at the Yakima Union Gospel Mission mission officials are scrambling to find out who she had contact with before she tested positive for the virus. Mission Director Mike Johnson says he's concerned about a major outbreak the reason why they're now screening and testing people who may have been near or had contact with the woman in isolation.
Johnson says he's also upset that local mental health professionals refused to detain the woman on Friday when she first refused to self quarantine. She eventually agreed and she's been at the mission ever since. But Johnson says he's concerned others may have been exposed so he's hoping to prevent an outbreak at the Yakima Union Gospel Mission.