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CDC provides infection prevention and control (IPC) considerations for alternate care sites.
CDC: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings
Key concepts include limiting how germs can enter the facility, isolating symptomatic patients as soon as possible, and protecting healthcare personnel.
CDC: Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings (Interim Guidance)
Guidance for discontinuing transmission-based precautions and discharging hospitalized patients with COVID-19.
Summary of activities to assist people experiencing homelessness in this community, including increased outreach and expanded housing options for quarantine or isolation.
Guidance for preventing exposure to aerosol transmissible diseases, responding to exposure incidents, and protecting staff.
American Public Transportation Association: Summary: A Guide for Public Transportation Pandemic Planning and Response
Key points on how public transportation should operate during the coronavirus.
We appreciate all of the communities, providers, and people working to ensure the safety and health of individuals experiencing homelessness during this crisis.
CDC: Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States
This transportation guidance applies to all first responders who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of their work.
Provides information to homeless service providers on infection prevention and control.
Instructions for how to clean a vehicle used to transfer a person who tests positive for COVID-19 or who is suspected positive.
In Wake County, NC, they’re using tablets and telehealth visits to care for people experiencing homelessness.
Austin American-Statesman: City chooses hotels as isolation sites to house homeless coronavirus patients
Austin-Travis County is utilizing telehealth to provide mental health treatment and making face-to-face visits only as needed.