These resources provide COVID-19 information and resources for community partners who work with vulnerable populations (homeless and under-housed people, and people with complex care and/or MHSU needs).
This document provides a description of the Vancouver-based VCH Teams supporting Homeless and Shelter Populations in COVID-19 Response, and provides a screening process workflow for outreach, shelters, SROs and Supported Housing. Updated April 12 2020 to correct Temporary Housing Referral Team phone number.
This document provides guidance for implementing and operating a COVID-19 facilities for vulnerable populations (homeless and under-housed residents who are unable to self-isolate) in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region.
Harm Reduction, Overdose Response in the context of COVID-19
Infection Control & PPE
COVID-19 Prevention in Housing and Shelters
COVID-19 Guidance for Re-Opening Drop-In Centres
A regular environmental scan of key activities and guidelines from a selection of jurisdictions (North America, Europe, Asia), to support homeless and/or vulnerable populations during COVID-19.
Key public partners have developed dedicated websites with information and resources to support the community:
Translated COVID-19 resources from UBC Department of Digital Medicine
Resources available in Chinese, Punjabi, Farsi, Korean and Italian.
If you or the people you work with have health concerns, call HealthLink BC at 8-1-1. Please be patient as they are experiencing high call volumes. For non medical information about COVID-19 Call 1-888-COVID19 (1-888-268-4319) or text 604-630-0300 from 7:30 am to 8 pm.