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RTFHSD COVID-19/Coronavirus Resources

The Regional Task for on the Homeless (RTFH) has compiled information on the COVID-19 virus that includes guidance, info graphics, toolkits and checklists to help you prepare, respond and recover from the virus.

Keep updated by County Public Health

HUD “Disease Risks and Homelessness” Resources

CDC Resources for people experiencing homelessness

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV): COVID-19 Resources

SchoolHouse Connection: COVID-19 and Homelessness: Strategies for Schools, Early Learning Programs, and Higher Education Institutions

 

 

File Name Source Document Type # of pages Audience Synopsis
Project Roomkey FEMA Approval Letter FEMA Informational 3 All Information regarding FEMA reinbursement
Addendum regarding face coverings and public parks County of SD Informational 5 All Effective 12:00 AM on Saturday, April 4, all employees who may have contact with the public are required to wear a cloth face covering.
Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol County of SD Protocol 3 All “Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol” to be prepared and posted at/near the entrance of any applicable facilities no later than 12:00 AM on Tuesday, April 7th
Shelter Screening Tool Guide Rev Final 4.3.20 County of SD Assessment 1 Shelters “What to do” guide for the Shelter Screening Tool
Shelter Screening Tool Questions Rev Final 4.3.20 County of SD Assessment 1 Shelters Shelter Screening Tool
Operation Shelter to Home: Regional Approach to Helping Our Homeless Neighbors RTFH and SDHC Informational 2 All The Regional Task Force on the Homeless in partnership with our region’s cities, the County of San
Diego, San Diego Housing Commission and our homeless service providers have developed a new,
system-wide, coordinated plan to further help sheltered and unsheltered individuals remain healthy
during the global COVID-19 pandemic.
COVID-19 Emergency Homeless Funding Allocations State of CA List 1 All This provides a list of allocations given by the State of California to different locations
Interim-Guidance-for-Homeless-Service-Providers-to-Plan-and-Respond-to-COVID-19 CDC Guidance 9 Service Providers This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about Coronavirus Disease 2019 from the CDC for Homeless Service Providers
Mental Health and Coping During COVID-19 _ CDC CDC Guidance 4 All This is guidance to help with mental well-being as people navigate the stress of COVID-19
CA-COVID19-Calling-All-Healthy-Californians State of CA Guidance 1 All Opportunities for Healthy Californias to be able to help the community.
COVID-19: Essential Services for Encampments During an Infectious Disease Outbreak HUD Informational 2 Encampments/Outreach People living in encampments during public health emergencies, such as the COVID-19 outbreak, need
targeted support to avoid becoming sick and to continue receiving life-sustaining supplies like food and water.
Continuums of Care (CoCs) should confirm the status and contingency plans for outreach services.
COVID-19: Shelter Management During an Infectious Disease Outbreak HUD Informational 2 Shelters Operating congregate homeless shelters during a public health emergency, such as the COVID-19 outbreak,
brings new risks to shelter residents, staff, and volunteers. This document introduces operational
considerations for congregate shelters to consider implementing in
response to an infectious disease outbreak.
COVID-19 Client Triage Tool: Atlanta, GA CoC Example HUD Assessment 2 Shelters/Housing Programs The Atlanta Continuum of Care (CoC) developed a triage-screening tool to assist their shelters and housing programs modify shelter management strategies in light of the emerging COVID-19 concerns. The triage-screening tool focuses on reorganizing the intake workflow to effectively identify symptomatic and asymptomatic people entering congregate sites.
COVID-19: How to Screen Clients Upon Entry to Shelter or Opportunity Centers HUD Guidance 2 Shelters/Housing Programs Guidance regarding client entry screening at shelters and opportunity centers.
15 days to slow the flow 03.16.20_coronavirus-guidance_president’s President Informational 2 All Tips to help control the spread of COVID-19 from the Office of the President
3/19/20 COVID Directive to Homeless Service Providers County of SD Guidance 2 Homeless Service Providers COVID-19 Directive to Homeless Service Providers
2020 Census Coronavirus Updates – SBE/TNSOL delayed RTFH Guidance 1 All Update regarding the delay of SBE/TNSOL
A Letter from County HHSA’ ‘ RE: TEMPORARY LODGING FOR PERSONS REQUIRING ISOLATION COVID-l9 County of SD Guidance 2 All Guidance from Public Health Services regarding the isolation of COVID 19 patients
California Executive order 3.18.2020 State of CA Executive Order 2 All Executive order from the Governor on March 18 giving HEAP and HAPP funding flexibility to address COVID-19
California Public Health Experts Governor
CA Dept of Public Health Guidance 4 All Provides the current guidance from the California Department of Public Health as of March 11, 2020
Checklist_ Get your Organization Ready for Coronavirus Disease 2019
CDC Checklist 2 Community/ Faith Groups Basic Checklist for community and faith organizations to plan and have action steps
COVID19-symptoms CDC Infographic 1 All Symptoms of COVID-19
COVIDonepager County of Placer CA Infographic 1 All Basics of Coronavirus; Symptoms, How it spreads, Who is at risk, What to do.
County Health Order 3.18.2020 County of San Diego Directive 3 All Public Health Officer order to provide guidance on gatherings, social distancing and other guidance to the community on safety precautions.
COVID Outreach and Shelter Protocols FINAL 3.18.20 County of SD Guidance 10 Shelters/Outreach/Meal Services/Day Centers/Food Pantries This document is to provide guidance to those serving meals and providing services to those
experiencing homelessness. It includes information helpful to disseminate to people
experiencing homelessness.
COVID19 Temporary Lodging Process County of SD Guidance 1 All Guidance regarding the temporary shelter of vulnerable persons
Coronavirus-Disease-2019-COVID-19-1 CSH Informational 3 Supportive Housing Provides guidance to Supportive Housing and Affordable Housing providers with links for additional information.
CoronavirusInfographicEnglish County of LA Infographic 1 All Basics of Coronavirus; How it is spread, symptoms and how to protect oneself.
covid19_guidelines_CA State of CA Guidance 4 Service Providers This is information for Homeless Service Providers with general guidance, planning and communicating
COVID19-PEH-Guidance-FINAL-03.06.2020 Public Health for San Francisco Guidance 6 Service Providers Guidance for both those experiencing homelessness and homeless service providers on steps to take to keep individuals and facilities protected
COVID_19_Poster County of SD Infographic 1 All Informational poster regarding COVID 19
COVID_19_Poster SPANISH County of SD Infographic 1 All Informational poster regarding COVID 19 (Spanish)
COVID_19_postcard County of SD Infographic 1 All Informational postcard regarding COVID 19
COVID_19_postcard SPANISH County of SD Infographic 1 All Informational postcard regarding COVID 19 (Spanish)
Flyers on COVID-19 in different languages from SanDiegoCounty.gov County of SD Informational 2 All Provides links for posters in various languages and other important resources from the County of San Diego
Frequently Asked Questions…COVID-19 and Pregnancy CDC Informational 2 All Provides information on common concerns and questions with respect to COVID-19 and Pregnancy
fs-CERC-Infectious-Disease CDC Guidance 1 All Crisis Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) is a guide for managing an Infectious Disease Outbreak
Governor Executive order COVID 19
State of CA Executive Order 5 All This is the Executive Order issued on March 12, 2020 from the California State Governor regarding actions at the State level to support responding to COVID 19.
GuidanceCongregateLivingEnglish County of LA Guidance 3 Shelters/ Living Facilities Guidance for Congregate Living Facilities for both people and facility management with links for additional information.
guidance-for-homeless shelters-covid19 New York City Guidance 12 Shelters Detailed guidance provided to shelters to include social distancing, isolation and caregiver support
guidance-law-enforcement CDC Guidance 1 Law Enforcement Basic guide for law enforcement covering protection from exposure, recommended PPE and managing close contact during apprehension
HealthOfficerOrderCOVID19 Public Health for San Diego Directive 5 All This is an amendment to the Public Health Order from March 12 updated as of March 17. This provides directives on a variety of situations.
Home-Isolation-Guidance-for-PSH Seattle & King County Guidance 4 Supportive Housing This provides guidance for PSH units who have individuals or families that need to be isolated.
Housing is the Next Step to Mitigating Coronavirus NLCHP Informational 3 All The National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty guidance on the importance of housing in the fighting the spread of COVID-19
HUD Webinar Slides HUD PowerPoint 42 Service Providers These are the slides from the March 10 Webinar.  The link to the video can be found in the document “Webpages in response to COVID 19”
Iain Guidance for Outreach COVID-19 Iain De Jong Informational 2 Outreach Iain De Jong is the leading expert on Homeless Outreach.  He provides guidance and things to consider based on his experiences in similar situations.
Infectious-Desease-Toolkit-for-COCs…Encampments HUD Toolkit 21 Outreach/ Encampments Detailed guidance for COCs covering role of the COC, Role of Street Outreach and creating encampment sanitation guidelines
Infectious-Desease-Toolkit-for-COCs…People-Experiencing-Homelessness HUD Toolkit 35 CoC / Service Providers Detailed guidance for COCs covering Preparation, Mitigation and Response when there is an Infectious Disease Outbreak
Infectious-Desease-Toolkit-for-COCs…Shelters HUD Toolkit 25 Shelters Detailed guidance for COCs and frontline shelter staff with sample checklists
inforgaphic-cdc-protects-508(1) CDC Infographic 1 All Provides basic information about the role of the CDC in responding to COVID-19
inforgraphic-symptoms CDC Infographic 1 All Provides basic information on symptoms of COVID-19
Interim Guidance for Homeless Shelters CDC Guidance 6 Shelters Guidance on planning, communicating, action steps and follow-up for shelters with links for additional information
Interim Guidance for US Community Facilities with Suspected_Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 CDC Guidance 3 Community Facilities This guidance provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas of those with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 have visited to limit the survival of the disease.  This is for community, non-healthcare facilities.
Interim Guidance_Get Your Community and Faith-Based Organizations Ready… CDC Guidance 6 Community/ Faith Groups Guidance on planning, communicating, action steps and follow-up for Community and Faith Organizations with links for additional information
Interim-Guidance-for-Homeless-Service-Providers-to-Plan-and-Respond-to COVID-19 CDC Guidance 9 Shelters Guidance on planning, communicating, action steps and follow-up for shelters with links for additional information (This is the same information as in the CDC Interim Guidance for Homeless Shelters.  It is just formatted differently)
mayoralexecutiveorder_covid19 City of San Diego Executive Order 3 All This is the executive order from the Mayor of San Diego as of March 16 on activities in the City of San Diego and is in effect until March 31
Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)_3.17.20_FINAL County of SD Informational 20 All General information from the county about the current coronavirus situation
Questions-to-Assist-CoCs-and-Public-Health-to-Limit-the_spread-of-Infectious-Disease-in-Homelss-Programs HUD TA Questions 2 CoC/Public Health These questions are designed to assist in a guided discussion for CoCs and Public Health Officials to limit the spread of infectious disease
Quick-Guide-CDBG-Infectious-Disease-Response
HUD Guidance 2 CDBG Recipients This is a guide for a range of eligible activities that prevent and respond to the spread of infectious diseases such as the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) using Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds.
San Diego Hunger Coalition – Food Resources in COVID-19 Hunger Coalition Informational 6 All This is an access guide for food resources in San Diego.
sanctioned-homeless-encampments-checklists Seattle & King County Checklist 20 Outreach/ Encampments Provided detailed checklists on a wide range of topics connected to encampments but with applicability for unsheltered populations.
sanitation-hygiene-assessment-tool Seattle & King County Checklist 1 Service Providers Specific one page checklist to cover sanitation and hygiene for shelters, day centers, villages and encampments
SD Contact to TB Referra Procedure_HMIS Flag-Alert County of San Diego Workflow 3 Public Health This was a workflow developed to flag records in HMIS of individuals who needed to contact SD Public Health due to a possible exposure to TB.  This is being modified to have a workflow for flagging those exposed/at risk of COVID-19
SD Questions for San Diego TB Response Adaptation to COVID-19 DJM RTFH Questions 1 CoC/Public Health This provides prompting questions for PH and RTFH HMIS with general questions to consider.
share-facts-h CDC Infographic 1 All Basic fact sheet on COVID-19
Tier-One-Covid-Response-Assessment-for-Encampments Seattle & King County Assessment 4 Outreach/ Encampments This is an assessment for those gathering information on encampments
Tier-One-Covid-Response-Assessment-for-PSH Seattle & King County Assessment 4 Supportive Housing This is an assessment for those gathering information on Permanent Supportive Housing locations
Tier-One-Covid-Response-Assessment-for-Shelter Seattle & King County Assessment 6 Shelters This is an assessment for those gathering information on shelters
VEMEC-Disaster-Preparedess-508 VA Informational 3 All This is the VA guidance on how to prepare, respond and recover when handling emergencies.  It addresses three areas; Emergency Management System, Homeless Service Providers and Health Care Providers
Webpages in response to COVID 19 RTFH Informational 1 All List of commonly referenced webpages

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