To explore the prevalence of SARS-CoV2 infection in the psychiatric emergency room setting . A Cross-sectional retrospective chart review was used to determine the point-prevalence of SARS-CoV2 infection and the characteristics of those infected . Of the patients tested for SARS-CoV2 , 23/1057 (2.2 %) were positive . Most of these patients were homeless (living on the street) or came from congregate living settings . The high percentage of SARS-CoV2 positive psychiatric patients coming from congregate living settings stresses the importance of asymptomatic screening in this vulnerable population.
Index: COVID-19, Congregate setting, Point prevalence, Psychiatric emergency room, Psychiatric patients, SARS-CoV2