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Testing sites for individuals experiencing homelessness

Planning tool for severe weather/emergency sheltering

Report positive case or possible transmission


Contact/Where to get more information from King County

  • Medical questions related to COVID-19?
    Contact the call center between 8 AM to 7 PM PST at 206-477-3977

  • Non-medical questions about COVID-19 including compliance and business related issues?
    Contact the King County COVID-19 Business and Community Information Line (Monday – Friday) 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at 206-296-1608

  • General questions about COVID-19 in Washington State
    Contact the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call center at 800-525-0127

Guidance documents

All documents are in the process of being updated. For the latest information, please visit the CDC's COVID-19 website on People Experiencing Homelessness.


COVID-19 Homeless Response meetings

Select a scheduled event in the calendar to reveal details.

Video and audio resources for homeless service providers

De-escalation tips for front-line providers

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, May 7, 2020

You may also download and save this MP4 file
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Two skills to help stay calm in crisis situations

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, May 5, 2020

You may also download and save this MP4 file
(To save to your computer, right-click on the link and select Save Target As or Save Link As)


Two tactics to take control of a situation with people who are terrified or enraged

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, April 30, 2020

You may also download and save this MP4 file
(To save to your computer, right-click on the link and select Save Target As or Save Link As)


Two tactics to communicate with people who are anxious or angry

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, April 21, 2020

You may also download and save this MP4 file
(To save to your computer, right-click on the link and select Save Target As or Save Link As)


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