Some people may simply associate the COVID-19 pandemic with more time spent working, studying, and playing at home. But for those who are without a home, the pandemic has been vastly different.
Prior to the pandemic, Harrison Keyes, PA-C, devoted most of his time to two of BHCHP’s outpatient clinics and its 24/7 medical respite program. As the number of coronavirus cases rose—particularly among the homeless population—Keyes was asked to shift gears and oversee BHCHP’s COVID-19 testing program.
Keyes says the infection rates early on within many of the shelters were especially high, often times in the 30 to 40% range. He soon implemented a comprehensive testing and surveillance program that encompassed the area’s largest shelters. Read more!