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List of COVID-19 Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

List of COVID-19 Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities

For staff at correctional and detention facilities, health departments, and release planning programs

Resource

When would I use it?

When would I use it?

When you want to see all of CDC’s correctional resources on one page

When would I use it?

When you have questions about how to prevent and manage COVID-19 in correctional facilities

When would I use it?

To print posters to display in correctional settings regarding the COVID-19 vaccine and prevention strategies

When would I use it?

To promote vaccination among healthcare staff and raise awareness about the benefits of vaccination

When would I use it?

When testing persons who reside or work in correctional facilities

When would I use it?

When considering facility-wide testing in specific settings to reduce transmission of SARS-CoV-2

When would I use it?

When you are testing healthcare personnel for SARS-CoV-2

When would I use it?

To learn when and how to scale back precautions when the levels of community transmission change.

When would I use it?

When health departments or CDC deployment teams want to assess a facility’s ability to respond to COVID-19

When would I use it?

When cleaning various areas and settings (e.g., electronics, automobile) and when someone is sick

When would I use it?

When cleaning to reduce viral surface contamination through safe and proper use of disinfectants

When would I use it?

To train healthcare staff on a variety of topics of COVID-19 infection control

When would I use it?

When you have questions about COVID-19 in correctional facilities

When would I use it?

When a person is being released from a correctional facility if they are experiencing homelessness

When would I use it?

To print and distribute to persons who have substance use disorder upon release (Note: Referrals to treatments centers can reduce the number of opioid overdoses.)

When would I use it?

To print and distribute for people living in prisons and jails to explain what COVID-19 is, how it spreads, and who is at higher risk for COVID-19

Additional resources

Where can I find it?

Additional resources

Alcohol and drug treatment (SAMHSA)
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Association

Additional resources

Healthcare

  • State and Territorial Health Department Websites
  • Medicare
  • Medicare Text Telephone (TTY)
  • Medicaid; Medicaid TTY

Where can I find it?

State & Territorial Health Department Websites

  • 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227)
  • TTY: 1-877-486-2048
  • 1-877-267-2323

Additional resources

Identification documentation

  • Call to get connected to a local Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) office

Where can I find it?

1-844-872-4681, press 6 to speak to someone (usa.govexternal icon)

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) by Stateexternal icon

Additional resources

Veterans services

  • Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Additional resources

Reentry resources

  • The Council of State Governments (CSG) Preparing People for Reentry Checklist
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Residential Reentry Centers Directory
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Minority Health Reentry Resources

Additional resources

Sesame Street materials and tips for parents/caregivers of children of incarcerated parents

Getting help during a crisis

Where can I find it?

Getting help during a crisis

Immediate help in a crisis

Where can I find it?

Call 911

Getting help during a crisis

Disaster Distress Helpline (crisis and emotional support)

Where can I find it?

1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish)
Text TalkWithUs for English or Hablanos for Spanish to 66746
Text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663 (for people who speak Spanish from Puerto Rico)

Getting help during a crisis

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Veteran’s Crisis Line

Where can I find it?

1-800-273-TALK (8255) for English
1-888-628-9454 for Spanish

Getting help during a crisis

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Where can I find it?

1-800-799-7233 or text LOVEIS to 22522

Getting help during a crisis

National Child Abuse Hotline

Where can I find it?

1-800-4AChild (1-800-422-4453)
or text 1-800-422-4453

Getting help during a crisis

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Where can I find it?

1-800-656-HOPE (4673), press 2 for Spanish