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 at the physical Come and Be Counted Sites.

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 physically 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 will be screened by temperature checks.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) will be provided (masks, face shields, and hand sanitizer) to all volunteers conducting physical counts.
  • Social distancing will be enforced by limiting the number of volunteers in shifts at each site.