To Three County CoC Membership and providers in Berkshire, Hampshire, and Franklin Counties,
As energy around the COVID-19 pandemic builds, we are thinking of you, your programs, and your families. In the work the Continuum of Care, we are concerned for our vulnerable homeless population and those that support them. We understand, deeply, the need for our community to uplift and support our shelters, homeless service providers, and supportive housing providers. We know you have much to carry as you plan for and respond to the concerns COVID-19 brings.
At this point, the Three County CoC is making week-to-week decisions about how to hold meetings and gatherings that support our projects and move our shared-mission forward. We want to remain proactive and responsive to the moment. We are choosing to take precautions on gathering CoC partners together, particularly in shelter and resource center spaces, to prioritize the well-being of those in our community most vulnerable to the COVID-19 virus. We will continue to move forward the efforts for Coordinated Entry and housing the homeless in our openings, along with our homeless case management and outreach partners, and the representatives of our funded projects.
We understand many of you have been inundated with emails from local, state, and federal partners and funders describing best practices for planning for and responding to COVID-19. We have been actively sharing this information with our funded project representatives, board and committee members. However, we want to ensure you have the information and guidance you need and know where to go for up-to-date information. Below you will find summarized guidance from HUD, the CDC, and MIT Medical that may help you and your agency in planning and responding to COVID-19.
Instructions for Homeless Services and Housing Providers.