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Monkeypox Resources for Homeless Service Providers Now Available

September 23, 2022 Print ShareThis

Due to the recent emergence of Monkeypox (MPX) and in anticipation of winter weather, multiple products have been posted to assist communities in mitigating the spread of MPX and other infectious diseases. The products can be found on the HUD Exchange Disease Risks and Homelessness page.

To date, the following MPX-specific products are available:

More information will follow in the coming days and weeks. This information will be disseminated via the HUD Exchange Continuum of Care (CoC) and Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) mailing lists as it becomes available. All interested parties are encouraged to subscribe to the HUD Exchange Mailing List to receive regular updates.

Additional Information

CoCs and local partners need to consider how congregate programs and encampment settings can limit the risk of infectious disease spread in the coming colder months. CoCs should consult with their local health department to ensure that there are pathways to healthcare access for individuals that require medical attention.

The following key resources are available:

Questions

Technical Assistance is available to homeless assistance providers who need support in preventing or responding to the spread of infectious disease. Submit your questions to the HUD Exchange Ask A Question (AAQ) portal. In Step 2 of the question submission process, select “Homelessness & Infectious Disease Questions” from the “My question is related to” drop down list.

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