COVID-19 Client Triage Tool: Atlanta, GA CoC Example

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. In Atlanta, Fulton County Public Health has advised congregate programs to practice social distancing to the maximum extent possible for people who exhibit symptoms. This tool was developed collaboratively with support from the local Healthcare for the Homeless and a local public hospital and provides an example of how a CoC can adapt public health guidance in congregate shelter sites.