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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Guidance

for Homeless Service Providers

This interim guidance is based on information that has been provided by Federal and State 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.

Vaccination Guidance

The below section provides guidance on COVID-19 vaccination planning, distribution, eligibility and FAQs.

Click the button below to see if you may be eligible to receive the COVID-19 Vaccine

NYS: COVID-19 Vaccine Information

Click the button below to register for the County of Albany's vaccine site at the Armory

Click the button below to view:
The Capital District Center for Independence, Inc. (CDCI) Vaccine Navigator Services Flyer

Example Public Notices

Shared or Congregate Housing Guidance

Homeless Prevention Guidance

General Homeless Provider Guidance

Guidance in the below section provides general information and resources on COVID-19 that may help guide your CoC during this time. This includes public notices, toolkits, and information regarding changes to benefits, waivers, telehealth and unemployment.

Local Program Highlights

Within each Continuum of Care tab you will find public notices from homeless service providers within that geographic area.

If you would like your agency’s public notice regarding programmatic response to COVID-19 to be posted to this page, please email Erin Reale a copy of any updates on agency letterhead.

Southern Tier Entry to Program and Services (STEPS)

If you would like your agency’s public notice regarding programmatic response to COVID-19 to be posted to this page, please email Erin Reale a copy of any updates on agency letterhead.

Albany County Coalition on Homelessness (ACCH)

If you would like your agency’s public notice regarding programmatic response to COVID-19 to be posted to this page, please email Erin Reale a copy of any updates on agency letterhead.

Homeless Services Planning Board (HSPB)

If you would like your agency’s public notice regarding programmatic response to COVID-19 to be posted to this page, please email Erin Reale a copy of any updates on agency letterhead.

Southern Tier Homeless Coalition (STHC)

If you would like your agency’s public notice regarding programmatic response to COVID-19 to be posted to this page, please email Erin Reale a copy of any updates on agency letterhead.

Rensselaer County Homeless Services Collaborative (RCHSC)

If you would like your agency’s public notice regarding programmatic response to COVID-19 to be posted to this page, please email Erin Reale a copy of any updates on agency letterhead.

Columbia Greene Housing Coalition (CGHC)

If you would like your agency’s public notice regarding programmatic response to COVID-19 to be posted to this page, please email Erin Reale a copy of any updates on agency letterhead.

Franklin Essex Housing Coalition (FEHC)

If you would like your agency’s public notice regarding programmatic response to COVID-19 to be posted to this page, please email Erin Reale a copy of any updates on agency letterhead.

Points North Housing Coalition (PNHC)

If you would like your agency’s public notice regarding programmatic response to COVID-19 to be posted to this page, please email Erin Reale a copy of any updates on agency letterhead.

Saratoga North County Continuum of Care (SNC)

If you would like your agency’s public notice regarding programmatic response to COVID-19 to be posted to this page, please email Erin Reale a copy of any updates on agency letterhead.

Rockland County Continuum of Care (RCCC)

If you would like your agency’s public notice regarding programmatic response to COVID-19 to be posted to this page, please email Erin Reale a copy of any updates on agency letterhead.