COVID-19 Resources

Leaders in Built for Zero have expressed the need for a collection of quality, compiled resources and information about how to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak. In response, we are continuously adding to a comprehensive selection of resources using a quality control process.


These resource guides compile sources and information related to key topics. To directly access the primary resources cited in those documents, use the Search and Filter function below.

Search and Filter COVID-19 Resources


CDC: Infection Prevention and Control Considerations for Alternate Care Sites

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.

HUD: Strategies for Improving Homeless People’s Access to Mainstream Benefits and Services

HUD report exploring barriers to access of mainstream benefits and services and mechanisms for reducing or eliminating those barriers.

County of Santa Clara & City of San Jose: Addressing COVID-19 in the Homeless Community

Summary of activities to assist people experiencing homelessness in this community, including increased outreach and expanded housing options for quarantine or isolation.

University of California San Francisco: Preventing Aerosol Transmissible Disease

Guidance for preventing exposure to aerosol transmissible diseases, responding to exposure incidents, and protecting staff.

Thank you!

We appreciate all of the communities, providers, and people working to ensure the safety and health of individuals experiencing homelessness during this crisis.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Disaster Preparedness to Promote Community Resilience

How to plan for the needs of people experiencing homelessness in local emergency management systems.

USICH: COVID-19 Planning and Response: Isolation and Quarantine: Lessons Learned from Seattle & King County

Details on how Seattle and King County, Washington, have set up and maintained isolation and quarantine units for people experiencing homelessness.

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.

Toronto Public Health: Infection Prevention and Control Guide for Homelessness Service Settings

Provides information to homeless service providers on infection prevention and control.

Public Health Agency of Canada: Federal safety guidance in commercial vehicle operations

Instructions for how to clean a vehicle used to transfer a person who tests positive for COVID-19 or who is suspected positive.

Please continue to check this page for more recommendations and research detailing how homeless service providers can protect themselves and the people they serve during this crisis.

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Thank you to all of the communities, providers, and people working to ensure the safety and health of individuals experiencing homelessness during this crisis.