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River City Rescue Mission reopening thrift store

The River City Rescue Mission Thrift Store, 3705 Washington St., is reopening for business at 8 a.m. Tuesday.

“Everyone was tested (for COVID-19) and no one tested positive, we’ve followed the hospital’s recommendation for 14 days (isolation) and we have cleaned everything from top to bottom,” executive director Earnie Hall said. “We are ready to reopen.”

The store was closed temporarily in May to clean and sanitize the building following a scare related to the COVID-19 virus.

The thrift store supports the mission, which is a homeless shelter for men.

Hall said at the time the building was closed immediately as a precaution after he was notified someone with symptoms used the mission’s address as their home address.

When the store was closed in May, Hall said the men were tested for COVID-19 and none tested positive at that time.

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John Surratt is a graduate of Louisiana State University with a degree in general studies. He has worked as an editor, reporter and photographer for newspapers in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. He has been a member of The Vicksburg Post staff since 2011 and covers city government. He and his wife attend St. Paul Catholic Church and he is a member of the Port City Kiwanis Club.

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