Resources for Refugee Resettlement Service Providers

As some refugee resettlement agencies and community-based organizations (CBOs) begin to resume or increase their level of activities, CDC offers considerations for ways these organizations can help protect individuals and communities and slow the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

This document provides links to existing CDC COVID-19 guidance and other resources that may be useful when resettlement service providers interact with refugee clients in a variety of group settings — for example, at home, at school, in a doctor’s office, or at work. Some of these resources will also be useful for refugee clients. This document will be updated when new CDC COVID-19 Guidance becomes available.

Each resettlement community operates differently, but many resettlement agency providers are connected with their county health departments, federally qualified health centers (FQHCs), and culturally competent private medical providers in their areas. Refugee health clinics typically have waiting rooms where several refugee patients may be waiting with their families at the same time for appointments.

CDC Guidance Resources:

Last Updated Aug. 13, 2020