Interim guidance on management of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in correctional and detention facilities
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Interim guidance on management of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in correctional and detention facilities

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      Updated Dec. 31, 2020

      This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) as of the date of posting, July 14, 2020.

      The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available. Please check the CDC website periodically for updated interim guidance.

      This document provides interim guidance specific for correctional facilities and detention centers during the outbreak of COVID-19, to ensure continuation of essential public services and protection of the health and safety of incarcerated and detained persons, staff, and visitors. Recommendations may need to be revised as more information becomes available.

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      Intended Audience -- Guidance Overview -- Definitions of Commonly Used Terms -- Facilities with Limited Onsite Healthcare Services -- COVID-19 Guidance for Correctional Facilities -- Operational Preparedness -- Prevention -- Management -- Medical Isolation -- Infection Control -- Clinical Care of COVID-19 Cases -- Recommended PPE and PPE Training for Staff and Incarcerated/Detained Persons -- Verbal Screening and Temperature Check Protocols for Incarcerated/Detained Persons, Staff, and Visitors.
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