The 24-hour COVID-19 Responsive Emergency Homelessness Shelter, currently located at the YMCA on Chippewa Street in North Bay will be moving to the Pete Palangio Arena on Wallace Road on Thursday, April 16th, as officials believe the need for shelter has already outgrown the space.

The shelter at the YMCA reached capacity several days and nights since it opened on April 1.

The move to the Pete Palangio site will provide more space and the double rink permits an isolation area for anyone attending the centre that is diagnosed as COVID-19 positive.