COVID-19 Resource Digest for Homeless Providers – November 5, 2020
Digest for November 5, 2020
The emergence of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) calls for enhanced cooperation between public health authorities, homeless service systems, and other partners at the local level. To support these partnerships and the vulnerable households served, HUD and its partners are issuing guidance from subject matter experts on best practices and lessons learned.
This bi-weekly digest contains recently published resources from HUD’s Office of Special Needs Assistance Programs (SNAPS) and its national, state, and local partners.
This webinar addressed guidance from the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) on Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) strategies, system and facility design, and practical experience for preparing existing federal facilities for occupancy.
Three experts in the field will discuss how to prepare for flu and COVID-19 co-testing, vaccine administration, and treatment. Presenters will share up to date guidance and strategies, and include examples from both health center and outreach settings.
This discussion will address how to prepare, plan, and respond to extreme cold weather and the corresponding health issues for those living outdoors, as well as natural disasters such as hurricanes and fires. Presenters will share examples of how they are leveraging federal and local funds and working with community partners, and discuss the challenges and strategies to overcome barriers posed by decompressed shelters.
This discussion will address communities' experiences in evictions leading to homelessness and preparations for a larger wave as eviction moratoria expire. This webinar will also reflect on the uprisings in response to structural racism and how the unrest relates to the trauma of injustice and the toll of the pandemic on our collective mental health as a society.