COVID-19 Information and Resources

Sacramento Steps Forward is part of the Sacramento Homelessness COVID-19 Response Team, which is a part of a broader County and City emergency and public health response to COVID-19. This team is a collaborative effort between Sacramento County, City of Sacramento, Sacramento Steps Forwards (SSF) and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) that work closely with the homeless population. The team has been developing a coordinated framework and action plan to help meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness during this current public health crisis.

Click on the Fact Sheet , which provides more information about the current, upcoming and ongoing action plans to help slow the spread and impact of COVID-19 in the local homeless population.

The following information from local, state and federal levels are being provided as resources. Please check back often for updated and new information.

New! Sacramento COVID-19 Homelessness Response Plan Approved

The County Board of Supervisors, Sacramento City Council and the Sacramento City and County Continuum of Care (CoC) approved on April 7 and April 8, 2020 actions and funding recommendations in the Sacramento COVID-19 Homelessness Response Plan (Plan).  Click here to read the full plan. The Plan includes strategies and actions necessary to slow the spread of COVID-19 and mitigate impacts for persons experiencing homelessness. Collectively, the Plan allocates over $15 million to use for COVID-19 specific response for persons experiencing homelessness.

To view the PowerPoint presentation from the CoC Board meeting, please click here .

Sacramento County Resources

Sacramento County COVID-19 resource webpage

Sacramento County Public Health COVID-19 Guidance For Homeless Services (Updated March 18, 2020)

Sacramento County Mitigation Strategy

Sacramento County Guidance for Homeless Services (March 6, 2020)

Sacramento County Graphic Resources 

Reporting Illness Poster for Service Providers 

State of California Resources

Interim Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers HCFC (March 18, 2020)

Interim Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers HCFC (March 10, 2020)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Website

CDPH Infographic Preventing the Spread of Respiratory Illness

Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Website 

CDC Resources for Homeless Shelters 

Select CDC Infographics and Fact Sheets for Posting and Sharing  (Click this link for additional information and fact sheets available in other languages)

How to Protect Yourself from COVID-19

Share Facts About COVID-19 (Also available in Simplified Chinese)

What You Need to Know about COVID-19 (Also available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese)

Symptoms of COVID-19  (Also available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese)

What To Do If You Are Sick  (Also available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese)

Stop the Spread of Germs (Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese)

Wash Your Hands Poster (Also available in Spanish, Chinese, French, Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Portuguese)

Cover Your Cough Poster

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Resources

HUD Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs

Other Helpful Links

HOPE Collaborative Peer Support Call Center
HOPE Collaborative, through a program funded by Sacramento County’s Division of Behavioral Health Services, has established a COVID-19 peer support call center to help those with anxiety and in need of support during the pandemic. Hope Cooperative’s peer navigators are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 p.m.
Call 1-855-502-3224. Click here to learn more.

Coronavirus and the HCH Community: Status Updates, Available Guidance, Local Preparations, and Outstanding Issues

World Health Organization COVID-19 Myth Busters (available for download and share)