*NEW* Interim Guidance for Homeless Service Providers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019

The CDC has just released additional guidance for homeless service providers responding to COVID-19

The CDC has just released additional guidance for homeless service providers responding to COVID-19!

Here is a quick summary of the updates in the document:

  • Reinforces the importance of a whole community approach to COVID-19, led by state and local public health departments, that includes homelessness services systems and providers. 
  • Reinforces that shelters are essential services and should not close or exclude people who are having symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 without a plan for where they can safely stay and access services.
  • Encourages communities to consider non-congregate housing options, such as hotels and motels that have individual rooms, for overflow, quarantine, and protective housing, depending on resources and staff availability.
  • Encourages communities to plan how to connect clients to housing after they have completed their temporary stays.
  • Provides additional guidance on screening, facility layout, and the use of cloth face masks and PPE.

 


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