COVID-19 Information for Service Providers
On this page page you will find various resources to support the work of homeless service providers in Austin/Travis County during the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
This includes information on service coordination groups, resource guides, and notes from the service provider update calls.
Resources for Service Providers
Emergency Shelter Guidance for Prevention and Management of COVID-19 (9/18/20)
This document will be updated as new guidance is issued by the CDC and based on community needs
CoC Amendments 101 Presentation (4/22/20)
Presentation covering how Continuum of Care programs can apply for grant waivers
CoC COVID-19 Waiver Policies and Procedures Guidance (4/23/20)
CoC COVID-19 Waiver: HMIS Data Entry Guide
Permanent Housing Program Resource Guide (4/23/20)
Includes information to help people access resources and stay safe
|Coordination Group||Meeting Details||Contact Person|
|Emergency Shelter||Wednesdays @ noon||Preston Petty|
|Unsheltered Housing for Health Workgroup||1st Wednesday of the month @ 8:30am|
Purpose: To bring together frontline staff serving highly-vulnerable, unsheltered population, in order to coordinate holistic services to unsheltered encampments and increase productive handoffs between homeless outreach staff and medical/criminal justice institutions.
Attendees: Street Outreach & Navigation staff, Healthcare providers, Emergency response, and Criminal Justice entry/exit points.
Service Provider Update Calls
ECHO hosts calls once a week for homeless service providers and their leadership staff to report on the latest planning efforts and updates surrounding COVID-19, including any changes in service provisions due to the pandemic.
Calls are hosted on Fridays from 9 – 9:30am. Additional calls may be scheduled on an as need basis. Notes and recordings of these call can be found below.
- Memorandum from the City Manager’s office outlining the implementation structure of Austin’s COVID-19 Homelessness Response Plan.
If your organization would like to be included on these calls, please email email@example.com
|Month||Day||Meeting Notes||Meeting Recording||Meeting Recording Password|
|October 2020||Friday: 10/16||See meeting recording||Recording||1A.*.5Xc|
|Friday: 10/9||See meeting recording||Recording||UM!d+Jg7|
|Friday: 10/2||See meeting recording||Recording||6N!jX?hl|
|September 2020||Friday: 9/25||See meeting recording||Recording||xW6m5H.B|
|Friday: 9/18||See meeting recording||Recording||sX1zg4&h|
|Friday: 9/11||See meeting recording||Recording||J5*EHTHz|
|Friday: 9/4||See meeting recording||Recording||P?s70.YN|
|August 2020||Friday: 8/28||See meeting recording||Recording||6S6%+#bB|
|Friday: 8/21||See meeting recording||Recording||q7+5DpWS|
|Wednesday: 8/19||See meeting recording||Recording||74c&LxQC|
|Friday: 8/14||See meeting recording||Recording||yGjQm7a^|
|Wednesday: 8/12||See meeting recording||Recording||^M^@YVT9|
|Friday: 8/7||See meeting recording||Recording||wmzt!4u&|
|Wednesday: 8/5||See meeting recording||Recording||ZCh3t$.F|
|July 2020||Friday: 7/31||See meeting recording||Recording||K@a+63h|
|Wednesday: 7/29||See meeting recording||Recording||x0=FX71q|
|Friday: 7/24||See meeting recording||Recording||&7zqKpCR|
|Wednesday: 7/22||See meeting recording||Recording||&WU?s1H8|
|Friday: 7/17||See meeting recording||Recording||cKEixm1*|
|Wednesday: 7/15||See meeting recording||Recording||1E@!1P90|
|Wednesday: 7/10||See meeting recording||Recording||3j@62!d8|
|Wednesday: 7/8||See meeting recording||Recording||2A#G4n?l|
|Wednesday: 7/1||See meeting recording||Recording||6r+2m290|
|June 2020||Friday: 6/26||See meeting recording||Recording||8W%.C$g+|
|Wednesday: 6/24||See meeting recording||Recording||7P$Vz@61|
|May 2020||Friday: 5/29||Notes||Recording||2W%G2X$!|
|April 2020||Wednesday: 4/29||Notes||Recording||2F%27%20|
|Thursday: 4/2||Meeting canceled||Moving to new meeting schedule||N/A|
|March 2020||Tuesday: 3/31||Notes||No recording available||N/A|
COVID-19 and the Homeless Response System: HCH Education Series for Service Providers
ECHO hosts a biweekly call to share information with Emergency Shelter and Outreach service providers regarding COVID-19 best practices and CDC guidance. The call occurs every other Tuesday, and you can contact Niki Kozak if you’d like to take part.
|Month||Day||Meeting Recording||Recording Password|
|October 2020||Tuesday, 10/13||Recording||&32a01ZE|
|September 2020||Tuesday, 9/29||Recording||N/A|