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Testing sites for individuals experiencing homelessness


King County Novel Coronavirus Call Center

If you are in King County and believe you were exposed to a confirmed case of COVID-19, or if you're a healthcare provider with questions about COVID-19, contact our novel coronavirus call center: 206-477-3977. The call center will be open daily from 8 AM to 7 PM PST.

For general questions about COVID-19, call the Washington State Novel Coronavirus Call Center at 800-525-0127.

Guidance documents

All documents are in the process of being updated. For the latest information, please visit the CDC's COVID-19 website on People Experiencing Homelessness.


  • Note 8/3/20: These guidelines are currently being updated:
    COVID-19 Street Outreach - Interim General Guidelines for Staying Safe

COVID-19 Homeless Response meetings

Select a scheduled event in the calendar to reveal details.

Video and audio resources for homeless service providers

De-escalation tips for front-line providers

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, May 7, 2020

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Two skills to help stay calm in crisis situations

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, May 5, 2020

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Two tactics to take control of a situation with people who are terrified or enraged

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, April 30, 2020

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Two tactics to communicate with people who are anxious or angry

Audio file by Ellis Amdur, Crisis Intervention Trainer,
Health Care for the Homeless Network Skype Meeting, April 21, 2020

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