COVID-19 Hotline: 916-875-2400
Community Services Organizations
Community-based and faith-based organizations (CBOs and FBOs) can play a crucial role in promoting community health and safety and offering comfort to those affected by COVID-19 directly and indirectly. Communicate with partners, stakeholders and clients and distribute key public health messages and thwart misinformation.
We all need to do our part to slow the spread of COVID-19
Implement social distancing measures:
Determine ways to continue to provide support services to individuals at increased risk of severe disease (services, meals, checking in) while limiting group settings and exposures. Cancel gatherings that do not allow social distancing of six feet per person. For organizations that serve high-risk populations cancel all gatherings. Educate staff and volunteers about how to keep themselves healthy by staying home when sick, washing hands regularly, cleaning high touch surfaces and carrying hand sanitizer and cloth face coverings.
Responding to Homelessness
Homeless Response Team
The Sacramento COVID-19 Homelessness Response Team is a part of a broader County and City emergency and public health response to COVID-19 in the homeless populations. The Homelessness Response Team is comprised of representatives from Sacramento County Departments of Health Services (DHS) and Human Assistance (DHA), County Director of Homeless Initiatives, the City of Sacramento Homeless Services Division, Sacramento Steps Forward and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA).
Homeless Response Plan
Recommended by the Sacramento COVID-19 Homelessness Response Team (Homelessness Response Team), the plan includes strategies and actions necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate impacts for persons experiencing homelessness. Collectively, the Homelessness Response Plan allocated more than $15 million to use for COVID-19 specific response for persons experiencing homelessness. The guidelines issued by the Center for Disease Control (CDC) are to be followed to continue to serve the general homeless populations, support shelter providers and protect shelter guests. The Homelessness Response Team is providing specific guidance for assessing clients who enter daily and for implementing sanitation and physical distancing protocols; coordinating orders and distribution of sanitation supplies and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE); and work to connect shelters to medical resources and Public Health to facilitate referrals to isolation/quarantine units when warranted. For full details, read the SacCountyNews story:
Sacramento COVID-19 Homeless Plan Adopted
Homeless Shelters and Service Providers
Sacramento Homelessness COVID-19 Response Team Fact Sheet