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Coronavirus: Find the latest resources on COVID-19.

COVID-19

Homelessness services systems should be working closely with their city and county governments and public health systems to prepare for COVID-19 disease outbreaks among people experiencing homelessness.

NEW: USICH, SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19: The Federal Response for Families and Individuals Experiencing Homelessness - 12 Month Update as of December 31, 2020 USICH (January 2020) 

NEW: Interim Considerations for Phased Implementation of COVID-19 Vaccination and Sub-Prioritization Among Recommended Populations  CDC (December 2020). The two major takeaways from this CDC guidance are:

  1. “Frontline essential” workers are a subset of “essential” workers and are defined as workers in close proximity to others (eg closer than 6 feet).  CDC recommends that “frontline essential” workers be included in the 1b vaccination group.
  2. Because of increased rates of transmission within congregate living settings, and based on local epidemiology and implementation considerations, tribal, state and local jurisdictions may choose to vaccinate homelessness residents at the same time as they vaccinate “frontline essential” workers (eg within the 1b vaccination group).  

NEW: FAQ: COVID-19 Vaccination for People Experiencing Homelessness   CDC (December 2020)

NEW: Facility Ventilation Considerations   CDC (November 2020)

CDC Guidance 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have developed recommendations for homelessness services systems and providers about how to protect their staff, clients, and guests. Those recommendations fall into three groups: Plan, Act, and Follow-Up.

Plan

Community Planning and Preparedness

Act

Site-Specific Emergency Operations

Client Support and Care

For a curated list of key resources on client support and care, please see National Health Care for the Homeless Council’s COVID-19 resources.

Funding, Flexibilities, and Waivers

For more information on the links below, please see our dedicated page COVID-19 Funding, Flexibilities and Waivers.

Other Considerations

Community Examples

For more community examples, see either NAEH's Coronavirus and Homelessness resource collection or Community Solutions' curated web portal. USICH does not endorse the resources found on those pages.

Follow-Up

Community Planning