Key Public Health Resources

Visit the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) website for information about COVID-19 and for the situation update for COVID-19 in Minnesota. Materials and Resources on COVID-19 page has resources translated in multiple languages and ASL for providers serving non-English speaking individuals and families.

CDC and MDH still recommend all staff/volunteers and clients/residents wear a mask inside a homeless shelter, regardless of vaccine status. Evidence shows masking prevents the spread of COVID-19. Homeless service providers are encouraged to establish masking requirements within their settings.

Still have a question?

Visit the frequently asked questions and answers page. New information and recommendations are added while guidance documents are being updated.

Guidance Documents for All Providers

Guidance Documents for Shelter and Drop-in Providers

Guidance Documents for Outreach Workers

Other Resources

Visit the Resources Page to find information and guidance specific to providers serving people experiencing homelessness. This page has guidance from the CDC, HUD, COVID-19 shelter tips from Healthcare for the Homeless, examples of emergency preparedness plans, and other resources.

Isolation and Quarantine Spaces

The inventory of isolation and quarantine spaces can change frequently as counties stand up additional spaces to respond to outbreaks or close down or consolidate spaces as cases go down. The Local Public Health department in each county will have the most up-to-date information on the location of isolation and quarantine spaces, their eligibility criteria, and the referral process.