Important update: Healthcare facilities
CDC has updated select ways to operate healthcare systems effectively in response to COVID-19 vaccination. Learn more
To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, get vaccinated as soon as you can and wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
UPDATE
Given new evidence on the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant, CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated people. CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.
UPDATE
The White House announced that vaccines will be required for international travelers coming into the United States, with an effective date of November 8, 2021. For purposes of entry into the United States, vaccines accepted will include FDA approved or authorized and WHO Emergency Use Listing vaccines. More information is available here.

Correctional and Detention Facilities

Correctional and Detention Facilities

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

Updated Oct. 19, 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

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COVID-19 Viral Testing Tool

A tool to help you understand COVID-19 testing options.

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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.

Personal Protective Equipment

These FAQs help answer frequently asked questions about personal protective equipment (PPE)

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COVID-19 Vaccines

Protect yourself and your community by getting your COVID-19 vaccine. Vaccines are free and available to all people living in the U.S., regardless of immigration or health insurance status.

Vaccines for COVID-19

Print Resources
Do your part to stop the spreadpdf icon
Do your part to stop the spread

About COVID-19 vaccinespdf icon
About COVID-19 vaccines

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

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

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Symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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Wash Your Hands

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Stop the Spread

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Getting Back to Normal

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