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Testing for COVID-19 in Homeless Shelters & Encampments
Discussing CDC’s New Health Department Guidance & NHCHC’s Newest Issue Brief

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Emerging Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19.

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Archived Webinar

Primary Audience: Administrative Staff C-Suite (CEOs, CFOs, CIOs, COOs, CMOs, etc) Clinicians Enabling Staff

Language: English

Developed by: National Health Care for the Homeless Council (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: As capacity for COVID-19 testing grows in most communities, high-risk settings such as homeless shelters and encampments are increasingly being prioritized for universal testing events. New CDC guidance for health departments outlines factors that local and state agencies can use to further inform specific policies being developed for these venues. A new National HCH Council issue brief provides lessons learned and testing strategies that HCHs in five cities have found to work successfully when conducting universal testing. This webinar summarized these new resources and hosted active discussion.

Resource Details: As capacity for COVID-19 testing grows in most communities, high-risk settings such as homeless shelters and encampments are increasingly being prioritized for universal testing events. New CDC guidance for health departments outlines factors that local and state agencies can use to further inform specific policies being developed for these venues. A new National HCH Council issue brief provides lessons learned and testing strategies that HCHs in five cities have found to work successfully when conducting universal testing. This webinar summarized these new resources and hosted active discussion.

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