This guiding document provides practical information to reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the homeless population. It was developed by a number of people, including public health professionals, primary care physicians, psychiatrists, addictions medicine specialists, Municipal shelter and housing leadership, as well as leaders in community health, social support, housing, and addictions agencies.
Due to the unique circumstances of serving people experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness, service providers should connect with their respective provincial or territorial public health authorities, to ensure that any measures that are taken to effectively service this extremely vulnerable population are in line with service standard levels required by the province or territory, while continuing to meet the needs of this group, per this framework.
Published By: Canadian Network for the Health and Housing of People Experiencing Homelessness
Publication Date: 2020