COVID-19 Info – Federal

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  • (CDC) Centers for Disease Control
    • New Guidance for Homeless Providers on Facility Ventilation Considerations (11.2.2020)
    • New CDC Resources:
    • New CDC Infographics:
    • CDC Eviction Moratorium (9.2.2020)
      • Halts residential evictions for non-payment of rent, fees, penalties and interest, but not for other reasons
      • Applies to Residential Properties which is: any property leased for residential purposes, including any house, building, mobile home or land in a mobile home park, or similar dwelling leased for residential purposes, but shall not include any hotel, motel, or other guest house rented to a temporary guest or seasonal tenant as defined under the laws of the State, territorial, tribal or local jurisdiction.
      • Declaration Form – CDC Eviction Moratorium (9.2.2020)
      • To be covered each adult must provide landlord with a declaration (see Declaration Form above) under penalty of perjury.  The form states:
        • The individual has used best efforts to obtain all available government assistance for rent or housing;
        • The individual either (i) expects to earn no more than $99,000 in annual income for Calendar Year 2020 (or no more than $198,000 if filing a joint tax return), (ii) was not required to report any income in 2019 to the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, or (iii) received an Economic Impact Payment (stimulus check) pursuant to Section 2201 of the CARES Act;
        • The individual is unable to pay the full rent or make a full housing payment due to substantial loss of household income, loss of compensable hours of work or wages, a lay-off, or extraordinary out-of-pocket medical expenses (i.e., any unreimbursed medical expense likely to exceed 7.5% of one’s adjusted gross income for the year.)
        • The individual is using best efforts to make timely partial payments that are as close to the full payment as the individual’s circumstances may permit, taking into account other non-discretionary expenses; and
        • Eviction would likely render the individual homeless— or force the individual to move into and live in close quarters in a new congregate or shared living setting— because the individual has no other available housing options.
      • Fees, penalties, or interest for not paying rent or making a housing payment on time may still be charged or collected.
      • At end of temporary halt on December 31, 2020, housing provider may require payment in full for all payments not made prior to and during the temporary halt. Failure to pay may make tenants subject to eviction.
      • There are significant criminal penalties for landlords who violate the order.
    • Discontinuation of Isolation for Persons with COVID-19 NOT in Healthcare Settings (7.28.20)
    • Updated CDC Testing Guidelines (updated 7.2.20)
      • Added screening for possible testing types
      • Information on approaches for early identification of asymptomatic individuals in special settings (e.g., shelters):
      • Initial testing of everyone (residents and workers)
      • Regular (e.g., weekly) testing of everyone
      • Testing of new entrants into the setting and/or those re-entering after a prolonged absence (e.g., one or more days)
    • Resources to Support People Experiencing Homelessness  (Updated frequently)
    • Checklist for Homeless Service Providers for Re-Opening (6.5.20)
    • Screening Clients at Shelters or Encampments for COVID-19  (5.28.20)
    • Interim Guidance for Responding to Coronavirus Disease among People Experiencing Unsheltered Homelessness (Revised 5.10.20)