COVID-19 Response Framework for People Experiencing Homelessness

Description

The below guidance was developed by a number of public health professionals, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, addictions medicine specialists, Municipal shelter and housing leadership, community health, social support, housing and addictions agencies, provides practical information and guidance to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the homeless population. Due to the unique circumstances of serving people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, service providers should connect with their respective provincial or territorial public health authorities to ensure that any measures taken to effectively service this extremely vulnerable population are in line with the service standard levels required by the province or territory, while continuing to meet the needs of this group, per this guiding document.

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Authored By
Andrew J. Bond
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Guide