WHO: Operational considerations for case management of COVID-19 in health facility and community

April 6, 2020

AUTHORITY: World Health Organization

DATE PRODUCED: March 19, 2020

TYPE: Guidance/Protocol 


  • How does one create isolation space in congregate settings (i.e. without access to units like a hotel or motel)? 
  • Who should have access to isolation housing/space?
  • What considerations should be taken when designing or deciding the type of isolation housing or space?

SHORT DESCRIPTION: This interim guidance is meant to inform the care of COVID-19 patients as the response capacity of health systems is challenged to ensure that COVID-19 patients can access life-saving treatment, without compromising public health objectives and safety of health workers.