From the Document: "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. Physical distancing and hygienic standards were modified highlighting that ideal requirements are not always feasible therefore we may choose realistic recommendations for practical purposes and suspected cases of COVID-19."
PAHO/PHE/CPI/COVID-19-20-0020; Pan American Health Organization/Public Health Emergency/CPI/Coronavirus Disease 2019-20-0020
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