- Guides and Training Manuals
Date Published: February 2023
During the colder months when more people stay indoors, it is important to maintain strong infection prevention and control practices to avoid the spread of disease. Infectious viruses like the flu, COVID-19, Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection (RSV), and monkeypox (Mpox) can spread quickly in areas where people congregate, including day and feeding centers and emergency shelters. Infection prevention and control practices are critical to keep all staff, volunteers, and guests healthy and well in all locations throughout the winter season.
The Infection Control and Winter Planning Series is intended to assist communities with their winter planning and infection control measures. There are five short videos, or modules, where viewers can learn about:
For additional infection control and winter planning information, view the following resources:
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