Implementation of the public health prevention measures described in this guidance should continue if:
- a case of COVID-19 has been identified in the facility,
- COVID-19 cases have been identified in people experiencing homelessness in the community, or
- there continues to be community spread of COVID-19
Even if no cases of COVID-19 have been identified in your locality for the past 14 days, continue to maintain the following key components of a sustainable approach to prevention and response:
- Monitor COVID-19 activity in your area. For the latest updates on local transmission of the virus that causes COVID-19, communicate regularly with your state, tribal, localexternal icon, or territorial health departments.
- Create flexible quarantine and isolation locations that are scalable in case the number of COVID-19 cases in the facility or community increases.
- Have a plan in place to reduce the number of people staying in the shelter and quickly increase cleaning and disinfection frequency in response to an identified case in the facility or a rise of transmission in the community.
- Keep a minimum set of infection prevention and control procedures in place at all times, including the following: