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Resources for drug use and COVID-19 risk reduction

This page contains guidance documents, government advisories, and tools for people who use drugs and stakeholders likely to engage with people who use drugs.

Updated May 1, 2020

This page contains guidance documents, government advisories, and tools for people who use drugs and stakeholders likely to engage with people who use drugs, including:

  • Syringe services programs and other harm reduction service providers
  • Providers of medications for opioid use disorder treatment; such as emergency departments, clinicians, including opioid treatment programs
  • Providers of homeless services such as outreach, shelter, and housing
  • Peer navigators, recovery coaches, and community health workers
  • Criminal justice professionals, including corrections, law enforcement, court personnel, community supervision personnel, and defenders

If you know of resources that should be included here, please send to tnewman@vitalstrategies.org


People who use drugs and
harm reduction providers


Providing medications for
opioid use disorder(MOUD)


Notifications on drug treatment from federal agencies

Be sure to check for additional guidance from your state and local public health and drug and alcohol authorities.


People who are homeless and homeless shelters


People who engage
in sex work


People who are
justice-involved


People living with HIV


LGBTQ+ People


WHO’s 2019 coronavirus page and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention coronavirus page are good sources of up-to-date information.

For updates tracking the spread of coronavirus visit the Prevent Epidemics coronavirus page.


LAST UPDATE: May 1, 2020

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