Communities across the country are increasingly placing vulnerable people and those experiencing homelessness into motels/hotels to protect them from exposure to COVID-19 and to reduce community spread. Many are using FEMA funds to support these quarantine hotel sites. These funds can be used in the following instances:
- Those who test positive for COVID-19 and need to be isolated but do not require hospitalization, including those discharged from hospitals
- Those who have been exposed to COVID-19 and are identified by a health care professional as needing quarantine but do not need hospitalization
- Those needing individual sheltering as a precautionary measure because they belong to a high-risk group, such as people over age 65 or with certain underlying health conditions
While obtaining a space to safely isolate is critical to ensure the health of communities, ensuring that individuals with significant social, medical, and psychiatric needs are having their needs met within these quarantine sites is also critical.
This document can aid in developing a support plan for those in quarantine sites by covering the following :
Triage | Intervention | Management | Discharge.