COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information



Sitka Mask Makers is a community volunteer effort to make and distribute surgical-style cloth face masks to those in need such as Sitka residents, individuals, families and businesses. They encourage anyone with similar thoughts to join in this effort to keep those at risk protected. They are working hard to be compliant with CDC and other hospital protocols/recommendations and hope they may be able to make a difference and protect the community at large. They are a volunteer effort and welcome your insight, concerns or questions via direct contact. You can find them at Sitka Mask Makers. SAFV would just like to give a BIG THANK YOU to all who are helping with this effort to keep Sitka protected!

COVID-19 Shelter Precautions
SAFV is taking the following extra safety precautions to keep residents, clients and staff safe during this uncertain time:
  • Highly touched surfaces are sanitized daily
  • All who enter the building are highly encouraged to wear a mask and wash their hands in a bathroom at the entrance of the building
  • Residents or staff traveling from out of town are quarantined for 14 days or until receiving a negative COVID-19 test 7 days after their return prior to participating in communal living or returning to work 
  • Each family or individual residing in shelter are given their own room
  • Staff are maintaining a 6 feet distance when providing advocacy to resident and non-resident program participants
  • SAFV is only allowing essential visitors into the building at this time, and only receiving essential donations such as food and paper products.
  • Anyone needing to pick up or drop off something at SAFV is encouraged to call prior to coming, and an advocate will meet them at the door.
  • Sexual Assault Response calls are still being conducted at SEAHRC and all team members receive COVID-19 tests prior to beginning the exam.