COVID-19 Information and Resources

Sacramento Steps Forward is part of the Sacramento Homelessness COVID-19 Response Team, which is a part of a broader County and City emergency and public health response to COVID-19. This team is a collaborative effort between Sacramento County, City of Sacramento, Sacramento Steps Forwards (SSF) and Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency (SHRA) that work closely with the homeless population. The team has been developing a coordinated framework and action plan to help meet the needs of those experiencing homelessness during this current public health crisis.

NEW! Click on the Fact Sheet , which provides more information about the current, upcoming and ongoing action plans to help slow the spread and impact of COVID-19 in the local homeless population.

The following information from local, state and federal levels are being provided as resources. Please check back often for updated and new information.


We are taking the next step of getting more detailed information and have created a link to a Google sheet here.  Please use this tool to inform us of specific numbers of sanitation items needed.

In addition, you can use this tool to document any confirmed COVID-19 cases or persons with symptoms at or connected to your facility, as well as staffing capacity. This information will be passed along to city and county officials daily. It will be very helpful in learning and sharing how the virus is affecting this vulnerable community.

Sacramento County Resources

Sacramento County COVID-19 resource webpage

Sacramento County Public Health COVID-19 Guidance For Homeless Services (Updated March 18, 2020)

Sacramento County Public Health Order (March 19, 2020)

Sacramento County Mitigation Strategy

Sacramento County Guidance for Homeless Services (March 6, 2020)

Sacramento County Graphic Resources 

Reporting Illness Poster for Service Providers 

State of California Resources

Interim Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers HCFC (March 18, 2020)

Interim Guidance for Homeless Assistance Providers HCFC (March 10, 2020)

California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Website

CDPH Infographic Preventing the Spread of Respiratory Illness

Federal Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Coronavirus Website 

CDC Resources for Homeless Shelters 

CDC Infographics and Fact Sheets for Posting and Sharing  (Click this link for information available in other languages)

Share Facts About COVID-19 (Also available in Simplified Chinese)

What You Need to Know about COVID-19 (Also available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese)

Symptoms of COVID-19  (Also available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese)

What To Do If You Are Sick  (Also available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese)

Stop the Spread of Germs (Also available in Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese)

Wash Your Hands Poster (Also available in Spanish, Chinese, French, Arabic, Bengali, Urdu, Portuguese)

Cover Your Cough Poster

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Resources

HUD Infectious Disease Toolkit for CoCs

Other Helpful Links

HOPE Collaborative Peer Support Call Center
HOPE Collaborative, through a program funded by Sacramento County’s Division of Behavioral Health Services, has established a COVID-19 peer support call center to help those with anxiety and in need of support during the pandemic. Hope Cooperative’s peer navigators are available Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 p.m.
Call 1-855-502-3224. Click here to learn more.

Coronavirus and the HCH Community: Status Updates, Available Guidance, Local Preparations, and Outstanding Issues

World Health Organization COVID-19 Myth Busters (available for download and share)