Planning for Winter - Tools for Communities

Communities preparing for different needs during the winter season while also adhering to COVID-19 guidelines are encouraged to consult the following resources:

  • Outpatient Illness Surveillance (ILINet): The proportion of outpatient visits for ILI was 2.3%, which is BELOW the regional baseline of 3.1% 
  • Activity Indicator Map: MINIMAL 
  • Influenza-associated Deaths: 0 deaths 
  • Metro Area Hospitalizations: 2 hospitalizations 
  • Influenza Outbreaks: 0 outbreaks 
  • Viral Surveillance: The percent of specimens testing positive for influenza by clinical laboratories was 1.7% 

January is human trafficking awareness month. Find out more about Micah's Promise in their effort to educate on the risks and prevention of domestic minor sex trafficking, advocate for victims, and provide restoration. 

Looking for a way to give back this holiday? Contact 2-1-1 for opportunities today!

  • Dial 2-1-1
  • Text your zip code to 898-211
  • Visit our website

Liberty Hill Baptist Church
6804 Forrest Road, Columbus

Fourth Street Baptist Church
222 W. 5th Street, Columbus

The Office of Dr. Jacqueline Owusu
5401 Gunboat Drive, Suite 27, Columbus


In November, HUD’s Office of Policy Development and Research published the Research Roadmap: 2020 Update, HUD’s research agenda and plans to support evidence-based policymaking for the Department.


Information covered:
  • Duplicate Clients
  • HMIS Definitions
  • HMIS Assessments
  • Exiting a workflow early


Wednesday, December 16 | 3:00 pm

IJoin the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) new Homeless and Housing Resource Center (HHRC) on December 16, 2020 from 3:00-4:30 PM EST to explore strategies for eviction prevention and housing retention. Read more

Thursday, December 17 | 12:30 pm

In this event, they will start with presenting four housing policy principles and related strategies from a new report, An Equitable Framework for Housing Policy Solutions for COVID-19 and Beyond: Reflections on Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Great Recession. A moderated panel discussion will follow. Read more

Thursday December 17 | 3:00 pm

The webinars will focus on enhancing collaboration with youth and young adult partners in your community. Read more


Thank you to everyone who attended!
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 | 2:00 pm EST

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 | 3:00pm

Meeting Link Coming Soon
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