Infection Prevention and Control

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CDC: Infection Prevention and Control Considerations for Alternate Care Sites

CDC provides infection prevention and control (IPC) considerations for alternate care sites.

CDC: Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings

Key concepts include limiting how germs can enter the facility, isolating symptomatic patients as soon as possible, and protecting healthcare personnel.

CDC: Discontinuation of Transmission-Based Precautions and Disposition of Patients with COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings (Interim Guidance)

Guidance for discontinuing transmission-based precautions and discharging hospitalized patients with COVID-19.

County of Santa Clara & City of San Jose: Addressing COVID-19 in the Homeless Community

Summary of activities to assist people experiencing homelessness in this community, including increased outreach and expanded housing options for quarantine or isolation.

University of California San Francisco: Preventing Aerosol Transmissible Disease

Guidance for preventing exposure to aerosol transmissible diseases, responding to exposure incidents, and protecting staff.

Thank you!

We appreciate all of the communities, providers, and people working to ensure the safety and health of individuals experiencing homelessness during this crisis.

CDC: Interim Guidance for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) for COVID-19 in the United States

This transportation guidance applies to all first responders who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of their work.

Toronto Public Health: Infection Prevention and Control Guide for Homelessness Service Settings

Provides information to homeless service providers on infection prevention and control.

Public Health Agency of Canada: Federal safety guidance in commercial vehicle operations

Instructions for how to clean a vehicle used to transfer a person who tests positive for COVID-19 or who is suspected positive.

Raleigh News & Observer: Here’s how the homeless are being screened in Wake

In Wake County, NC, they’re using tablets and telehealth visits to care for people experiencing homelessness.

Austin American-Statesman: City chooses hotels as isolation sites to house homeless coronavirus patients

Austin-Travis County is utilizing telehealth to provide mental health treatment and making face-to-face visits only as needed.

CDC: Protecting Healthcare Personnel

This CDC compilation of resources is intended to promote patient safety and increase the safety of the healthcare work environment through improved use of personal protective equipment (PPE) by healthcare personnel.

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