Persons experiencing homelessness may be at risk for infection during a pandemic. Response planning by homeless service providers, including overnight emergency shelters, day shelters, and meal service providers is required to support this population. Local health departments, housing authorities, homeless service systems and healthcare facilities should plan to identify locations to isolate those with known or suspected viral respiratory illness. Isolation housing could be units designated by local authorities or shelters determined to have capacity to sufficiently isolate these people. If no other options are available, homeless service providers should plan for how they can help people isolate themselves while efforts are underway to provide additional support.
SNOMED_CT Problem=191415002 (PB0050); SNOMED_CT Cat-Tar=410341008 (CG0003, TG0027)