GRACE announces voluntary quarantine in response to spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Effective March 20, 2020 at 7p, GRACE has announced a voluntary quarantine for its 25-acre homeless services campus at 3055 NE 28th Dr. At this time, GRACE has not had any confirmed cases of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. These are proactive steps designed with the safety of our staff, our guests, and our community in mind. 

What does this mean?

  • Only individuals with a bed on the campus or a tent in Dignity Village or the new GRACE campground will be allowed on campus. 
  • Anyone coming to the campus for a meal will be able to receive one at the front gate. 
  • GRACE is not accepting new intakes for shelter services for the next seven days.

During this voluntary quarantine, GRACE is still accepting donations of uncooked, unopened food and regular donations from our needs list. Donations can be dropped off at the front gate. Financial contributions can be made at 

GRACE has set up an isolation unit for those showing symptoms, but will continue to send symptomatic individuals to the Health Dept. or the hospital until we have identified a source of appropriate medical support.

Media Contacts: 
Executive Director Jon DeCarmine, 352-212-9642
Director of Development John Thomas, 352-792-0800 x131



Lauren Poe
Mayor, Gainesville, FL
"They're doing remarkable work and changing the lives of hundreds and hundreds of people."
Dr. Bernie Machen
President Emeritus, UF
"GRACE's early success represents a truly remarkable launch of a much-needed community resource."


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