The National HCH Council and its standing Research Committee have partnered with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to collect data from universal testing events at shelter or encampment-based service sites during the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort supplements clinical testing of COVID-19 data presented by HRSA extracted to highlight health centers serving patients experiencing homelessness and housing instability.
Descriptive data and results of testing events are presented below representing testing events, number tested, and positivity by state; shelter types where testing occurred, whether testing occurred in response to reported cases, as well as testing information by race and ethnicity.
Data collection is ongoing. If you have conducted a universal testing event and your site is not represented on the dashboard, please add to the data collection tool here! We will update these figures as new data emerge.
Together, we aim to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on this vulnerable group and to inform future public health actions.