Federal Guidance: Maintaining HIV, STI, Hepatitis, and Harm Reduction Services During COVID-19

May 28, 2020 | Kat Kelley

Local health departments (LHDs) are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. LHD HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs are central to the response, contributing their expertise in disease investigation and contact tracing, community outreach and education, and the delivery of clinical services. As staff are pulled to support COVID-19 response activities, HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs are adapting to this new reality, finding ways to maintain critical health services with fewer staff, shorter hours, and in the context of social distancing.

To support LHD HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs, NACCHO has compiled relevant guidance and resources from across the federal government. This page will be updated as new information is released. To share any relevant federal guidance, please contact Kat Kelley (kkelley@naccho.org).

To access additional information and resources for HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs during COVID-19, visit this page. Also available are resources and tools from state and local health departments.

Guidance for HIV Programs and Providers:

Guidance for STI Programs and Providers:

Guidance for Hepatitis Programs and Providers:

Guidance for Syringe Services Programs:

General Program Guidance:


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