Sarah Pratt, a Community Concepts Wellness Shelter Attendant, marks the start of the meal line at the Lewiston Armory, in Lewiston, Maine on Wednesday, April 22, 2020. The facility has been turned into a homeless shelter and for the next 60 days will be able to house and feed up to 60 homeless adults. They are not able to accept children. Credit: Russ Dillingham | AP

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The Lewiston armory will shelter people who seek a safe place to stay as city officials work to limit the spread of COVID-19 in Lewiston, WGME reports.

Lewiston city officials spent the last couple of weeks transforming the armory into a wellness shelter for those who are fleeing. The shelter can house up to 60 adults, who will have access to showers and a place to do laundry, as well as hygiene kits and used clothes.

“The entire community benefits from this, because if we can flatten the curve, we all know that it’s going to be better for the entire community, not just the people that will be residents here for the next few months,” Community Concepts CEO Shawn Yardley said.

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The shelter is working with Bates College to provide three meals a day, WGME reports.