COVID-19 Coronavirus Outbreak

We are following the national and international progress for COVID-19.

providing sobering care during COVID-19

As the COVID-19 virus pandemic continues to grow throughout the world and in the United States, the international, national, and regional response systems are implementing a number of public health strategies to prevent further exposures and slow the spread of the virus. Due to the incredibly rapid changes in the progression of this pandemic and the number of recommendations being implemented across the globe, we are not yet creating guidelines or recommendations from NSC specifically. As answers become more clear, we will continue to update this site.

Below please find resources that may be applicable to the populations within your sobering center.

COVID-19 Resources

Posting some related emerging guidelines and recommendations that may be helpful for your particular populations:

Communication Skills for COVID-19 In these unprecedented times, excellent suggestions on what to say and how to say it for all front line staff and providers. Multiple languages available.

National Healthcare for the Homeless has a page dedicated to homeless-specific COVID-19 considerations and guidelines

International Street Medicine Institute developed preliminary guidelines for ‘rough sleeping’ homeless persons.

The Harm Reduction Coalition developed a page for COVID-19 Guidance for People Who Use Drugs and Harm Reduction Programs

Real-time “Coronavirus Tech Handbook” aimed at healthcare providers, including triage tools, nursing phone lines, and mobile testing sites

United States Interagency Council on Homelessness COVID-19 Resources

Centers for Disease Control COVID-19 landing page

World Health Organization Coronavirus COVID-19 Outbreak