Caribbean Shelter Guide Covid-19 Considerations

This document can also be found on the official website of PAHO at: https://iris.paho.org/. Most shelters in the Caribbean are community centres, schools or churches that are limited in size. The novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) distancing requirements subsequently reduced the number of persons a shelter can accommodate during the hurricane season. This document reinforces some measures to follow per international Emergency Shelter protocols factoring in conditions for spacing between beds/cots, recreation areas and ventilation according to The Sphere Handbook, FEMA and Australian Red Cross. This resource is part of the collection "Covid-19 Shelter Guidance". Collections are monitored daily and new content is added.