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Correctional and Detention Facilities

Correctional and Detention Facilities

Resources for people who work and reside in prisons, jails, and detention centers.

Updated June 30, 2021
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Guidance for Correctional and Detention Facilities

To ensure continuation of essential public services and protection of the health and safety of incarcerated and detained persons, staff, and visitors.

Facility Management

Testing Strategies

Management Assessment Tool pdf icon[467 KB, 18 pages]

List of COVID-19 Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

For People in Prison or Jail

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Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions in Correctional and Detention Facilities

These FAQs help answer general questions for prisons, jails, and detention facilities.

Vaccines in Correctional and Detention Facilities

These FAQs help answer questions about COVID-19 vaccination in correctional and detention centers.

People Being Released from Prison and Jail

These FAQs help answer questions for people being released from prison and jail.

Law Enforcement Agencies and Personnel

These FAQs help answer general questions for law enforcement agencies and personnel.

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COVID-19 Vaccines

Protect and prepare your community. Get a COVID-19 vaccine when it is offered to you.

Vaccination for Communities

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Vaccines are safe and effective. Get a vaccine as soon as you can!pdf icon
Working or living in prison or jail puts you at a higher risk of getting COVID-19.

Vaccines are safe and effective. Get a vaccine as soon as you can!pdf icon
Working or living in prison or jail puts you at a higher risk of getting COVID-19.

Vaccines are safe and effective. Get a vaccine as soon as you can!pdf icon
Working or living in prison or jail puts you at a higher risk of getting COVID-19.

What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccinepdf icon
What to Expect after Getting a COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Management Assessment and Response Tool (CMAR) for Correctional and Detention Facilitiespdf icon
COVID-19 Management Assessment and Response Tool (CMAR) for Correctional and Detention Facilities

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For People Living in Prisons and Jails

Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) When Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19pdf icon
Use Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) When Caring for Patients with Confirmed or Suspected COVID-19

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Facemask Do’s and Don’ts for Healthcare Personnel

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Respirator On / Respirator Off

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Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Wash Your Hands

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Masks Protect You & Me

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Stop the Spread

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