Healthy Communities

COVID-19 Guidance for Homeless Shelters and Services

This guidance is provided to assist homeless shelters and entities that serve the homeless. The Arkansas Department of Health endorses this guidance extracted from the CDC website and intended to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

For immediate quarantine and isolation sheltering needs for homeless or displaced individuals, please call 501-661-2136.

More comprehensive information is on the CDC website here.

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.

CDC has developed recommendations for homeless service providers about how to protect their staff, clients, and guests.

These precautions should be put into practice.

Additional guidance recommended by the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials includes 

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