N. Charleston warming shelter to reopen in preparation for cold night

N. Charleston warming shelter to reopen in preparation for cold night
Officials with the warming shelter say guests must register between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday if they hope to stay the night. Additionally they say all guests must leave by 7 a.m. Sunday. (Source: Live 5)

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCSC) - Aldersgate Winter Warming Shelter says the extremely low temperatures forecasted have prompted them to reopen for the night.

Officials with the warming shelter say guests must register between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Saturday if they hope to stay the night. Additionally they say all guests must leave by 7 a.m. Sunday.

The shelter is located at 1444 Remount Road in North Charleston and officials say they provide a hot shower, warm clothes, toiletries, safe overnight lodging, and an optional devotion.

For a free connecting ride to the warming shelter, officials say to board a CARTA bus following Route 13 and request the Aldersgate Winter Warming Shelter.

Policy states pets are not permitted and due to social distancing requirements, the shelter will have a 40 person capacity. Officials say the operate on a first-come, first-served basis, so they recommend guests arrive early.

Finally they say all guests will be screened for COVID-19 prior to entry by medical professionals. Unfortunately, officials say they are unable to accommodate symptomatic guests.

All shelter guests will be required to wear a mask at all times unless eating, showering, or sleeping, but officials say masks will be provided.

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