June 23, 2pm-3:30pm
Join TPCH, the Pima County Health Department, and the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Department for this 90-minute webinar and community discussion regarding safety considerations in an ongoing pandemic environment. Early in the pandemic, community shelters reduced capacity to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 among people experiencing homelessness.
Now, approximately two years later, we know much more about COVID-19 safety pre-cautions and have resources to reduce transmission through vaccination. Many shelter providers are asking – when and how should we safely increase our shelter capacity again?
In this webinar, health professionals from Pima County Health Department will discuss:
- Safety precautions and considerations to increase shelter capacity in congregate settings including dorm style shelter and room/unit-sharing in non-congregate units.
- Risk planning for COVID-19 and other infectious disease outbreaks in shelter settings.
- Tools to help shelter providers know when it’s the “right time” to increase shelter bed capacity.
- Upcoming opportunities to host vaccination/booster events for shelter program participants.
This webinar will include significant time for discussion and questions. Emergency shelter program leadership and staff are especially encouraged to attend.