2022 “PIT” Count COVID Safety Measures

How will Philadelphia execute a safe PIT Count during COVID-19?

In response to the pandemic, this year’s PIT Count will look different as we strive to protect all who participate.

Based on CDC, local, and HUD COVID-19 guidance, the Office of Homeless Services is planning to implement a hybrid model that will limit physical interaction and ensure the health and safety of all participants. Safety measures will include:

  • Volunteers will be encouraged to be fully vaccinated (Note: some physical sites require volunteers to be fully vaccinated).
  • Volunteers will be encouraged to get a COVID-19 test seven days in advance of the PIT Count.
  • All participants who are volunteering will be required to sign a COVID-19 waiver the day of the 2022 PIT Count.
  • On the day of the 2022 PIT Count, all participants at Hot Spots will be screened by temperature checks.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided (masks, face shields, and hand sanitizer) to all volunteers.
  • Social distancing will be enforced by limiting the number of volunteers.