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Bed bugs force temporary closing of shelter

Love INC (In the Name of Christ) announced that it has closed the Newberg Community Shelter until Sept. 1 due to a bed bug infestation.

Incoming executive director Jodi Hansen sent out a press release July 23 and the shelter was closed a day later.

“The leadership finds it necessary to implement an aggressive treatment plan that forces us to temporarily close the shelter,” the release stated. “The staff is presently working on placing residents in other temporary housing.”

The release stated that Love INC not only plans to eradicate the current infestation, but is also developing procedures to prevent future infestations by consulting the New York State Guidelines for Prevention and Management of Bed Bugs in Shelter and Group Living Facilities.

For more information, email Hansen at jodi@loveincnewberg. org.




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