March 26, 2020
Like every person, household, business, a non-profit organization, governmental agency, and church the Everett Gospel Mission is impacted by the COVID-19 virus. To mitigate the impact of the crisis, we are adapting many of our procedures and practices.
With every new development, the situation can seem more uncertain and scary. No one knows what will happen next, or when things will get back to normal. I pray that you’re doing well and staying safe.
As a Christian organization, we have confidence in the care of God.
And because God tells us that He has ordained governments for the protection, health and welfare of us all, we intend to follow all governmental protocols in response to COVID-19. It is our highest priority to ensure the health and safety of our clients, staff and families as well as the community.
- Staff and clients are practicing social distancing and minimizing group gatherings. We are repeatedly sanitizing bathrooms, doors, tables, etc.
- Several staff members will be working remotely. You may find it slightly more difficult to reach the person you’re looking for, and we ask for your patience.
- Please know that we are committed to getting back to you as quickly as possible. All meetings will allow for social distancing. Most will be moved to an online format.
- We’re currently housing 175 people at our Women and Children’s Shelter and Men’s Mission
- So we can adhere to social distancing guidelines from health professionals, we’ve put limits on new guests coming into the Mission.
- Because many in our community are high-risk individuals, we are limiting the comings and goings of people between our shelters and the community to guests with jobs that require them to leave our facility and travel to work.
- Facilities-wide and personal hygiene policies and practices have been instituted.
- We want to keep our many volunteers and others who provide services to the Everett Gospel Mission from risk of exposure, so all volunteer activity at both facilities will be suspended until further notice.
- We will continue to provide 3 meal a day for clients who are staying at the mission
- We will provide sack lunches and dinners for those currently living outside of the mission to ensure those in need are taken care of.
Classes and Tours
- Meet the Mission Tours and Volunteer Orientation are postponed until further notice.
- Poverty 101/201 Classes will be decided as the situation dictates. Registrants and hosts will be notified of any further developments.
Events surrounding COVID-19 are likely going to change quickly, and we’ll update this page as developments warrant. We may share those updates with you from time to time in emails.
March 20, 2020
In the wake of what is taking place in our community, the Everett Gospel Mission is adapting our practices to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19 crisis. We have instituted a number of new practices to reduce exposure to our clients, staff and the community. We are practicing social distancing, and routinely sanitizing bathrooms, doors, tables, etc.
EGM is committed to keeping anyone around us safe—our guests, clients, staff, volunteers—and continuing to work and address our community’s needs.
We’re in regular communication with Snohomish County health officials regarding best practices. If the recommendations from the experts change or evolve, so will our plan and actions. We’ll keep this page up to date so you can always be aware of the Mission’s plan of action.