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COVID-19 Prevention and Response for Homeless Providers: Daily Resource Digest

March 31, 2020 Print ShareThis

The recent emergence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) calls for enhanced cooperation between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level. To support these partnerships and the vulnerable households served, relevant federal agencies are issuing guidance from subject matter experts on lessons learned from previous response efforts to infectious diseases.

Below is a comprehensive list of new and existing resources from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and their federal, state, and local partners. SNAPS will share daily updates highlighting new COVID-19 prevention and response resources targeted to homeless providers.


HUD SNAPS Resources

Author and Website Description and Key Resources

SNAPS COVID-19 Infectious Disease Prevention and Response

Check the HUD Exchange page for frequent updates and resources from HUD, including the Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs.

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National Partner Resources

Author and Website Description and Key Resources

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH): COVID-19 Resources

Best practice examples developed by Seattle-King County, WA and Los Angeles, CA, as well as a collection of national resources.

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National Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) Council: COVID-19 Resources

Guidance on COVID-19 for homeless shelters and the HCC community, as well as a collection of national, state, and local resources.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): COVID-19 and Homeless Shelters Guidance

CDC guidance for homeless shelters:

World Health Organization (WHO): COVID-19 Advice for the Public

General COVID-19 advice to share with the public, including myth busters and advice for health workers.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): COVID-19 Response

A collection of federal guidance, news, and responses to COVID-19.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Updates

A collection of federal guidance, news, and responses to COVID-19 including TANF-ACF-PI-2020-01 (Questions and answers about TANF and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic).

GovTech: A Resource Guide to Coronavirus for Government Leaders

A collection of federal, state, and local guidance and responses to COVID-19.

National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC): Coronavirus and Housing/Homelessness

A collection of resources, including upcoming and past webinars, congressional recommendations, national updates, state actions, local news, and federal guidance.

NewNew Resources:

National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH): Coronavirus and Homelessness

Guidance from NAEH on coronavirus and homelessness, including a collection of national resources.

National Coalition for the Homeless (NCH): COVID-19 Resources

Guidance from NCH on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV): COVID-19 Resources

Guidance from NNEDV on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

National League of Cities (NLC): Resources for Local Leaders

Guidance from NLC on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE): COVID-19 Resources

Guidance from NCHE on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security: COVID-19 Resources

Guidance from John Hopkins Center for Health Security on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA): COVID-19 Resources

Guidance from the VA on coronavirus and homelessness including a collection of national resources.

Homelessness and the Response to Emerging Infections Disease Outbreaks: Lessons from SARS

A study from the Journal of Urban Health.

National Governors Association: Steps states have taken to address Coronavirus

Search for updated coronavirus resources available by state.

Coronavirus Planning for HUD CoC Areas

This ArcGIS infographic helps communities in the United States plan for the impact for the COVID-19 virus.

SchoolHouse Connection: COVID-19 and Homelessness - Strategies for Schools, Early Learning Programs, and Higher Education Institutions

This page offers resources to help meet the needs of children and youth experiencing homelessness, who are exceptionally vulnerable as COVID-19 disrupts education, services, and life across the country.

Harm Reduction Coalition: Safer Drug Use During the COVID-19 Outbreak

The Harm Reduction Coalition created this fact sheet to provide information about safer drug use during the COVID-19 Outbreak.


State and Local Partner Resources

State Resource Description and Key Resources

California

State of California: COVID-19 Systemwide Protocol for People Experiencing Homelessness Recommended approach and flowchart protocol for COVID-19 response for individuals experiencing homelessness.

San Francisco Street Sheet: What if you can’t stay home? COVID-19 Recommendations

Recommendations for those who can’t stay home.

San Francisco Department of Public Health: Interim Guidance for Providers - Addressing Needs of People Who Use Alcohol, Tobacco, or Other Drugs Requiring Isolation or Quarantine Related to COVID-19

Preliminary guidance developed by the San Francisco Department of Public Health for use by medical providers caring for people who use drugs (PWUD) who need to be quarantined.

Alameda County: Street Outreach COVID-19 Guidance

COVID-19 outreach sheet for Alameda County.

Alameda County: Shelter Health Guidance

Shelter health guidance for Alameda County.

City of San Jose: COVID-19 Assistance for Homeless Community

Outlines steps taken in San Jose to mitigate the impact COVID-19 could have on homeless individuals and families.

Nevada County: Coronavirus Guidance for Homeless Providers

Nevada County's Homeless Plan for COVID-19 and other resources.

New York

NYC: Interim COVID-19 Guidance for Homeless Shelters

Interim guidance for homeless shelters in New York City.

North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services: COVID-19 Guidance for Homeless Shelters and Housing Providers

Interim guidance for homeless shelters in North Carolina.

Texas

Texas Health and Human Services: COVID-19 Communication Tools

Communications and media tools for spreading awareness about COVID-19 in Texas.

Washington

Seattle Downtown Emergency Service Center: COVID-19 Updates

Preparation and actions from Seattle Downtown Emergency Service Center.

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