COVID-19: Human Services

Homeless Shelters and Providers

The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is providing the following information in support of the homeless population and shelters in Georgia. Persons experiencing homelessness may be at risk for infection during an outbreak of COVID-19. This interim guidance is intended to support response planning by homeless service providers, including overnight emergency shelters, day shelters, and meal service providers.

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CDC has developed recommendations for homeless service providers about how to protect their staff, clients, and guests. The BeforeDuring, and After sections of this guidance offer suggested strategies to help homeless service providers plan, prepare, and respond to this public health threat.

Visit the CDC for Interim Guidance for Homeless Shelters and Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations