In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, local health departments are adapting syringe services programs by increasing the number of syringes and other supplies distributed per visit, establishing hotlines so clients can access counseling over the phone, pre-packing and delivering syringes and other equipment, and/or establishing hygiene or handwashing stations. In this HHS Hepatitis Blog, Lucy Slater, NACCHO Senior Director for HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis, explores how local health departments can maintain syringe services during the pandemic.
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