Project RoomkeyProject Roomkey hotels provide temporary housing for unsheltered residents as part of the emergency response for COVID-19. The program will soon be winding down in Alameda County and transition plans are underway.
As of November 1, 2020, referrals are no longer being accepted for Project Roomkey and no additional guests will be placed in the Project Roomkey hotel or other temporary sites.
Operation Comfort, short-term isolation/quarantine housing for symptomatic or COVID-19 infected people experiencing homelessness, will be continuing operations for the foreseeable future for those with a positive COVID-19 test, active symptoms of COVID-19, or those who have had close contact to someone with COVID-19.
A list of approved referral agencies, including hospitals, acute care facilities, clinics, emergency shelters, and homeless outreach teams throughout the county can assist with the referral process for Operation Comfort.
Here are two checklists (for clients and annotated for providers) that referral providers can use when referring a guest into Operation Comfort.
If you represent an agency that is not on the approved list of referral agencies and you have a client or know someone who falls into the criteria above for Operation Comfort, please contact one of the approved agencies in your area or contact Health Care for the Homeless at (510) 891-8950 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Project Roomkey updates, visit https://homelessness.acgov.org/roomkey.page. For questions specific to isolation housing, please contact email@example.com.
Alameda County would like to make our Project Roomkey materials available for organizations in other jurisdictions to use for implementing similar programs in their areas. To download these materials, we ask that you click the link below and complete a short survey to provide some information about your organization.
The following materials and more are available for both Operation Comfort and Operation Safer Ground:
- Training materials
- Policies and procedures
- Referral forms
- Admission forms
- Clinical assessment forms