When shelter in place isn’t an option - environmental health guidance for encampments during the COVID-19 pandemic [en anglais seulement]
[en anglais seulement]
When other options are not available, encampments may be temporarily necessary to provide shelter for those experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic. While linkages to safe, secure, and permanent housing should continue to be a priority, in the interim, residing in an encampment presents specialized considerations requiring attention to minimize disease spread. This presentation synthesizes available evidence on environmental health risks associated with the physical environment in encampments, and best practices to prevent the transmission of SARS-CoV-2, to serve as guidance for environmental health practice as an integral part of a multi-sectoral approach to ensure people stay safe and healthy during their time in an encampment.