Video Blog 5/29/2020 - Are Residents Required to Report COVID-19? Also Notice Requirements.


Welcome to our Video Blog, Housing Matters! Today's topics: Today's topic HUD tells us what to do when we have a COVID-19 case at a property, including how to ensure privacy of COVID-19 victims.


Has HUD provided any guidance on disinfecting common spaces and units, including how to protect our staff? Yes they have. They refer to these links from the CDC for recommendations on cleaning and disinfecting:

  • Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection Recommendations, which provides recommendations on the cleaning and disinfection of rooms or areas of those with suspected or with confirmed COVID-19 have visited: HERE

  • Guidance for Cleaning and Disinfecting Public Spaces, Workplaces, Businesses, Schools and Homes, which was jointly developed with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: HERE

  • Disinfecting Your Facility if Someone is Sick, which provides concise information on how to clean and disinfect facilities, from surfaces to electronics to laundry, in order to protect individuals from COVID-19: HERE

In addition, HUD has recently published relevant guidance on best practices in medical waste disposal on the HUD Exchange site. Medical Waste Disposal: Best Practices for Owners of Multifamily Properties, provides owners of multifamily properties with a short summary of best practices and links to state and federal websites providing guidance on safe disposal of medical waste: HERE


Link to the HUD Multifamily COVID-19 FAQ is HERE.

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