National Alliance to End Homlessness Webinar
COVID-19 Webinar Series: Protocols for Addressing Sheltered and Unsheltered Homelessness
Thursday, April 2 – 3:30 pm ET
Cynthia Nagendra, Executive Director, UCSF Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative
Margot Kushel, MD, Director, UCSF Center for Vulnerable Populations
Vivian Wan, Abode Services, San Francisco
Homeless system providers and health systems are developing local COVID-19 approaches for people experiencing homelessness that are consistent with emerging guidance from the CDC, and informed by the experience of people on the ground working hard to keep clients and staff as safe as possible.
This webinar will present the guidance developed by the State of California with the University of California San Francisco Benioff Homelessness and Housing Initiative, and protocols being used by Abode Services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Guidance and protocols will include suggestions for shelter and emergency housing providers, outreach workers, and coordinating public health systems for how to reduce risk for the most vulnerable in unsheltered and congregate settings.