Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
UPDATE
Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.
UPDATE
The White House announced that vaccines will be required for international travelers coming into the United States, with an effective date of November 8, 2021. For purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines. More information is available here.

List of COVID-19 Resources for Homeless Populations

List of COVID-19 Resources for Homeless Populations
List of COVID-19 Resources for Homeless Populations
Tools When to use it
For Homeless Service Providers
Homeless shelter guidance Want to find the latest guidance for homeless service providers?
Unsheltered homeless guidance Want to find the latest guidance for unsheltered settings?
Reopening checklist Need a list of considerations for homeless service providers during
community re-opening?
Symptom screener Wondering how to screen staff and clients for COVID-19 at homeless shelters
or encampments?
Training for homeless shelter workerspdf icon Want to conduct a training for staff and clients at homeless shelters on basic
COVID-19 information and best practices?
Fact sheet for youth experiencing homelessness Need COVID-19 information specific to youth experiencing homelessness?
For Health Departments
Case investigation and response Want to find the latest guidance on how to investigate and respond to COVID-19 cases at homeless service provider sites?
Infection Control Inventory and Planning (ICIP) Toolpdf icon Planning a conversation with homeless shelter providers to discuss how to implement CDC COVID-19 interim guidance?
Shelter or encampment assessment checklist, by request from EOCevent366@cdc.gov Want a simple checklist for reviewing COVID-19 readiness in homeless shelters and encampments?
Testing strategy Want to put together a strategy for when and how often to conduct facilitywide COVID-19 testing events at homeless service sites?
Testing procedures Thinking about the logistics of how to conduct a facility-wide COVID-19 testing event?
Universal testing and vaccine event dataexternal icon Want to provide or see the results from facility-wide testing and influenza vaccine events at homeless service sites that have occurred across the country?
Additional Resources
Posters and printable materials Looking for COVID-19 posters specific to people experiencing homelessness?
Department of Housing and Urban Development materialsexternal icon What other federal resources are available to address homelessness?