Citygate Network’s key contact at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Emily Mosites, recently provided new information regarding the handling of long-term infection prevention for those experiencing unsheltered homelessness. In this most recent update, the CDC offers further guidance on how you might alter outreach team procedures for COVID-19 prevention in homeless encampments.
Monitor community transmission of COVID-19 in the area. For the latest updates on county-level transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, use this CDC COVID Data Tracker tool.
Also provided are suggestions to better record vaccination levels of those living in nearby encampments as well as the impact closing or clearing an encampment could have on the increase or spread of COVID-19 into nearby encampments or shelters. Read up on this and share it with your team.