The Atlanta Continuum of Care (CoC) is working closely with the Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) as well as City, County, and Federal partners to develop and implement a coordinated COVID-19 response related to individuals experiencing homelessness in the City of Atlanta. This site is designed to help our providers and partners remain updated on resources and information.

As this is an emerging, rapidly evolving issue, the Atlanta CoC and its partners will provide updated information as it becomes available. To remain updated on the latest information, please visit this and other referenced pages often.


Please click on any of the boxes below to find valuable information and resources by topic.

To find up to-date information on Mercy Care and CORE COVID-19 Testing Schedule click here.

COPING AND COVID-19 – CDC’s guidance on mental health/coping


Click here to download the most recent shelter updates flyer. 


Click here to download to most recent food flyer.

  1. Be vigilant about screening for symptoms upon entry every day (using the symptom screening tool provided above) and immediately mask and isolate people who screen positive (number one symptom has been fever, then shortness of breath, and then cough).  Non-sick people do not need to be masked so please do your best to preserve the masks that you have by not using them on non-sick people.
  2. Maintain accurate bed logs including location of where people are sleeping.  Please also ensure HMIS is updated in real time!
  3. Ensure head to foot arrangements in a dormitory setting and extra cleaning of facility—eg. disinfecting hard surfaces.
  4. Stagger mealtimes in cafeteria settings to ensure enough distancing among individuals.
  5. Provide sack lunches instead of congregate mealtimes where/when possible.

COPING AND COVID-19 – CDC’s guidance on mental health/coping

CARES Act Economic Impact Payments


Millions of Americans have already received their Economic Impact Payments (Payments) authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) continues to calculate and automatically send the Payments to most eligible individuals, however some may have to provide additional information to the IRS to get their Payments.

One challenge to consider is providing the IRS with a mailing address for those who do not have one. Please work with your clients to ensure that they receive the money to which they may be entitled.

 IF YOU STILL NEED TO FILE – Economic Impact Payments

Below are answers to frequently asked questions related to these Payments.


COVID-19 Planning & Response Office Hours: Mega-Waiver and CARES Act
YouTube Webinar
COVID-19 Planning Response Office Hours Mega Waiver and CARES Act-Slides

GA Power Extends Moratorium on Utility Disconnections

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  1. We are actively working with the Department of Public Health (DPH), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness, and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  2. We are hosting a conference call weekly to update each other on new developments on Fridays at 8:30am.  If you would like to participate, the Zoom meeting information is found below:
  3. Our outreach teams are receiving additional training on best practices for addressing a coronavirus outbreak. An outreach coordination group is now meeting and planning next steps. Outreach and Encampment teams are encouraged to distribute the flyers found in the links below:
         Color Flyer
         Black and White Flyer
  4. We are procuring additional sanitation equipment for our outreach teams for their personal protection and to assist vulnerable people on our streets including masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer.
  5. We have notified our staff, partners, and providers about best practices to prevent and prepare for a coronavirus outbreak.
         Screening Tool
         Shelter Recommendations
  6. We are working with our partners at the Department of Public Health to develop and disseminate training specifically for outreach and shelter providers.
  7. We have sent out a surveys to assess provider needs and operational changes and will be reporting out on those responses soon.
  8. We will continue to update resources and information on our website as the situation continues to unfold.