Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance
for Homeless Service Providers
This interim guidance is based on information that has been provided by Federal agencies on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), recommended protocols, and examples of homeless service provider response to delivering services in the wake of the virus. CARES will update this guidance as new information becomes available.
CDC: Interim Guidance for Homeless Service Providers to Plan and respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
HUD: Non-Congregate Approaches to Sheltering for COVID-19 Homeless Response
HUD: Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoC's
HUD: Using Continuum of Care Program Funds for Infectious Disease Preparedness and Response
Register: March 31, 2020 USICH COVID-19 Webinar: Reinforcing the Homelessness Crisis Response System - Lessons Learned from Seattle and King County
The United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) will post the recording of the 3/31/2020 webinar on http://www.usich.gov/covid-19 by the end of the day on March 31.
View: March 10, 2020 HUD webinar - Infectious Disease Preparedness for Homeless Assistance Providers and Their Partners
CARES HMIS COVID-19 Screening Tool
Foothold has made a Corona Virus Screening Form (view here) available in the AWARDS database, accessed by the following click-path within HMIS: Charts > Services > Individual > Forms > COVID-19 Awareness Screening
CARES has turned on this form for all projects. To access a paper version of the form click here.
Example Public Notices
Persons Experiencing Homelessness, the Highly Mobile, and Renters:
- How the 2020 Census Count People Experiencing Homelessness Fact Sheet
- Homeless Audiences Fact Sheet
- Service-Based Enumeration Fact Sheet
- Service-Based Enumeration Brochure
- Group Quarters Enumeration Fact Sheet
- Group Housing Fact Sheet
- Civic Organizations Fact Sheet
- Counting College Students Fact Sheet
Safety and Confidentiality: