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COVID-19: Essential Services for Encampments During an Infectious Disease Outbreak


Date Published: March 2020


People living in encampments during public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 outbreak, need targeted support to avoid becoming sick and to continue receiving life-sustaining supplies like food and water. This document provides information to Continuums of Care (CoCs) on how to confirm the status and contingency plans for outreach services, as well as sanitation and safety guidelines.

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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