COVID-19 Guidance: Homeless Shelters

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Guidance document to assist with the minimizing of COVID-19 transmissions among Ontarians experiencing homelessness and to help plan for, prevent and manage individual cases and outbreaks of COVID-19 and flu-like symptoms in shelters and facilities that support homeless individuals. This guidance is also applicable to 24-hour drop-in locations as well as 24-hour respite centres.


Please read the full document and follow/implement the actions and precautions as required.

Past Versions

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March 12, 2020

This Directive replaces the Directive #1 issued on March 12, 2020. The Directive #1 issued on March 12, 2020 is revoked.