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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, which you can read about here.
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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.
How to seek COVID-19 assistance from FEMA and what is covered.
Medical respite care is short-term residential care that allows people experiencing homelessness to rest in a safe environment while accessing medical care.
This guide would be appropriate for Continuums of Care, Coordinated Access Networks, and Balance of States designing how to properly transport clients to and from medical facilities. The relevant sources …
We appreciate all of the communities, providers, and people working to ensure the safety and health of individuals experiencing homelessness during this crisis.
This CDC document offers a series of strategies or options to optimize supplies of disposable N95 filtering facepiece respirators (commonly called “N95 respirators”) in healthcare settings when there is limited supply.
CDC: Recommendation Regarding the Use of Cloth Face Coverings, Especially in Areas of Significant Community-Based Transmission
CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.
How healthcare personnel should use PPE when caring for patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19.
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.