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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      This document is intended to provide guiding principles for healthcare and non-healthcare administrators of correctional and detention facilities (including but not limited to federal and state prisons, local jails, and detention centers), law enforcement agencies that have custodial authority for detained populations (i.e., U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Marshals Service), and their respective health departments, to assist in preparing for potential introduction, spread, and mitigation of SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19) in their facilities. In general, the document uses terminology referring to correctional environments but can also be applied to civil and pre-trial detention settings.
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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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