Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Response Guidance

Ohio BoSCoC COVID-19 Guidance for Homeless System Providers updated 7.14.20

HUD: Alternative Approaches to Winter Sheltering During COVID-19 10.29.20
National Health Care for the Homeless Council: Flu Vaccine Guidance during COVID-19 10.29.20
Ohio Recovery Housing: Preparing for Flu Season 10.29.20

Understanding COVID-19 Related Waivers – Webinar Recording 10.27.20
Understanding COVID-19 Related Waivers – Webinar Slides 10.27.20

Guidance on Seeking FEMA Reimbursement updated 5.19.20
Template Agreement for FEMA Reimbursement

Ohio BoSCoC Regional Points of Contact for COVID-19 Response 4.23.20

Guidelines for Establishing Hotels for Isolation, Quarantine, Shelter Overflow (for Ohio BoSCoC) updated 4.9.20

Ohio BoSCoC Membership Meeting: COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Planning – Webinar Presentation 4.3.20
Ohio BoSCoC Membership Meeting: COVID-19 Isolation and Quarantine Planning – Recording 4.3.20

COVID-19 Preparedness for Ohio BoSCoC Homeless Assistance Providers – Webinar Presentation 3.16.20
COVID-19 Preparedness for Ohio BoSCoC Homeless Assistance Providers – Recording 3.16.20
COVID-19 Preparedness for Ohio BoSCoC Homeless Assistance Providers – FAQs updated 4.6.20

Memorandum regarding Availability of Regulatory Waivers for CoC, ESG, HOPWA programs 4.2.20

How the Federal Moratorium on Evictions Impacts the Emergency Solutions Grant and Continuum of Care Program 6.5.20

HUD Non-Congregate Approaches to Sheltering

Guidance on COVID-19 for People Who Use Substances

CSH Guidance for Supportive Housing Providers

Sample Home Visit Guidance During COVID-19 Pandemic – Ohio BoSCoC strongly encourages all in-person client meetings to be suspended

Ohio BoSCoC Listserv Messages Related to COVID-19

Listserv message, 4.2.20
Listserv message, 4.1.20
Listserv message, 3.26.20
Listserv message, 3.25.20
Listserv message re: HCRP guidance, unit inspections, 3.18.20
Listserv message, 3.18.20
Listserv message re: CoC communication strategy, 3.17.20
Listserv message, 3.17.20
Listserv message, 3.16.20
Listserv message re: scattered-site project guidance, 3.16.20

New Resources

Emergency Housing Assistance Grant Program Guidelines (funded by Ohio Housing Finance Agency)


Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening Tool and Workflow updated 6.8.20
Congregate Facilities Preparedness Checklist (docx)
Congregate Facilities Preparedness Checklist (pdf)
ODH Checklist for Homeless Shelters

Community Document Examples

Community Action Commission of Fayette County Infectious Disease Outbreak Plan
Fayette County Emergency Shelter (Brick House) Infectious Disease Outbreak Plan
IHN Supportive Service COVID-19 Action Plan for Emergency Shelter Motel Hotel

Stimulus Payments

Connecting Clients with Stimulus Payments 5.20.20
Economic Impact Payments Flyer 1 5.1.20
Economic Impact Payments Flyer 2 5.1.20
IRS Coronavirus Relief Flyer – English 5.1.20
IRS Coronavirus Relief Flyer – Spanish 5.1.20

HMIS Guidance

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Screening Tool 6.8.20
HMIS COVID-19 Screening Tool Guidance
HMIS COVID-19 Project Setup

Recommended Resources

Providers should make contact with their local public health department.

CDC: Interim Guidance for Homeless Service Providers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

CDC: Interim Guidance for Responding to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness

USICH: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

HUD: Disease Risks and Homelessness

HUD: Infectious Disease Preparedness Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers

screenshot of CDC symptoms webpage

CDC: Symptoms of Coronavirus

CDC: Interim Considerations for Health Departments for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Homeless Shelters and Encampments