ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Rochester's House of Mercy homeless shelter says it plans to reopen Friday after dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak in late December.

The shelter was forced to close its doors after more than 30 staff and guests tested positive.

Staff members say the shelter will reopen in phases. Phase one will allow for a 10% capacity in the shelter.

The soup kitchen and other auxiliary services will remain closed.

The House of Mercy also tells us it plans to have all of its staff get their first vaccination dose by February.