Operations are resuming for USO Indiana at its Indianapolis International Airport Center following a shutdown for COVID-19. The center ceased operating on March 14 after Governor Holcomb’s non-essential business shutdown mandate.
Volunteers deep cleaned the facility and new precautions and procedures have been established to ensure safety.
Some of the new guidelines:
- Maximum capacity of 15 people at any one time.
- Furniture arranged to adhere to CDC social distancing guidelines.
- A new hand sanitizing table has been placed at the entrance to the kitchen.
- Volunteers will continue to use plastic gloves for food handling and latex/vinyl for cleaning.
Center leaders say they will no longer dispense blankets or pillows, and to reduce the spread of germs, the facility has taken away all magazines and hardcopy reading materials. The center’s new hours are now 8 am to 8 pm each day.