Vulnerable Households who test positive for COVID-19 Able to Move to Hotels and Motels
Individuals experiencing homelessness and living in homeless shelters often live in very close quarters making social distancing impossible.
“Thousands of vulnerable homeless people across the U.S. are being moved to hotels to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus among shelters.”
- Homeless families who live in congregate shelters with at least one family member who has tested positive for COVID-19;
- Homeless individuals who require quarantine or isolation due to a positive test for COVID-19;
- Children and adults living in congregate living settings, such as group homes, who have tested positive for COVID-19;
- First responders and healthcare workers who do not require hospitalization but nevertheless need to avoid direct contact with their families due to exposure to COVID-19; and
- COVID-19 positive patients who do not require hospitalization in a traditional setting but who nonetheless require quarantine and isolation outside their resident to prevent the further spread of the virus.