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COVID-19: Shelter Management During an Infectious Disease Outbreak

Date Published: March 2020

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Operating congregate homeless shelters during a public health emergency, such as the COVID-19 outbreak, brings new risks to shelter residents, staff, and volunteers. This document introduces operational considerations for congregate shelters to consider implementing in response to an infectious disease outbreak.

The English version was posted on March 23, 2020. The Spanish version was posted March 30, 2020.

Visit the Disease Risks and Homelessness page on the HUD Exchange for a full list of resources related to COVID-19 infectious disease prevention and response for homeless providers.


The contents of these materials, except when based on statutory or regulatory authority or law, do not have the force and effect of law and are not meant to bind the public in any way. These materials are intended only to provide clarity to the public regarding existing requirements under the law or agency policies.

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