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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

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When would I use it?

Where can I find it?

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Toolkit for Correctional and Detention Facilities

When would I use it?

When you want to see/share all of CDCs correctional resources on one page

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Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities

When would I use it?

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

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Interim Considerations for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Correctional and Detention Facilities

When would I use it?

When testing persons who reside or work in correctional facilities

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What You Need to Know about COVID-19 if You are Incarcerated/Detained

When would I use it?

To distribute to incarcerated persons for information about COVID-19 and how to prevent infection

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

When would I use it?

Designed for health departments (HDs) or CDC deployment teams to use for facility assessments

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Guidance for Cleaning, Disinfecting, and Ventilation

When would I use it?

When cleaning and disinfecting various types of areas and surfaces (every day and when someone is sick), and when evaluating and improving ventilation conditions

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Performing Broad-Based Testing for SARS-CoV-2 in Congregate Settings

When would I use it?

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

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Correctional and Detention Facilities (for administrators/staff, incarcerated or detained persons, and family)

When would I use it?

When you have questions about COVID-19 in correctional facilities

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FAQs for Law Enforcement Agencies and Personnel

When would I use it?

When law enforcement personnel have questions about COVID-19

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Interim Guidance on Testing Healthcare Personnel for SARS-CoV-2

When would I use it?

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

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COVID-19 Weekly Roundtable for Law Enforcement & Correctional Health Care Webinar

When would I use it?

To train corrections staff on COVID-19 in correctional facilities

Where can I find it?

Law Enforcement and Correctional Health Care webinar, March 27, 2020external icon

(Scroll to March 27, 2020 presentation)

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COVID resources to support people experiencing homelessness

When would I use it?

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

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
  • TTY: 1-866-226-1819

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

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

Call 911

Getting help during a crisis

Disaster Distress Helpline (crisis and emotional support)

Call 911

1-800-985-5990 (press 2 for Spanish), or text TalkWithUs for English or Hablanos for Spanish to 66746. Spanish speakers from Puerto Rico can text Hablanos to 1-787-339-2663.

Getting help during a crisis

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Veteran’s Crisis Line

Call 911

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

Getting help during a crisis

National Domestic Violence Hotline

Call 911

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

Getting help during a crisis

National Child Abuse Hotline

Call 911

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

Getting help during a crisis

National Sexual Assault Hotline

Call 911

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