COVID-19 management assessment and response tool (CMAR) for correctional and detention facilities
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COVID-19 management assessment and response tool (CMAR) for correctional and detention facilities

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      The purpose of this tool is to facilitate communication between staff of public health agencies and correctional and detention facilities that have been identified as high-risk settings for transmission of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Correctional and detention facilities face unique challenges in the control of COVID-19. Facilities include custody, housing, education, recreation, healthcare, food service, and workplace components in congregate settings, where recommended physical/social distancing may often be impractical. In response, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed guiding principles for healthcare and non-healthcare administrators of correctional and detention facilities and their respective health departments, to assist in preparing for potential introduction, transmission, and mitigation of COVID-19 in their facilities. See Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities for full guidance on the response measures to protect the health and safety of persons who are incarcerated and detained, staff, and visitors. Additional guidance regarding testing is described in the Interim Considerations for SARS-CoV-2 Testing in Correctional and Detention Facilities.

      This tool can help state and local health departments provide technical assistance to correctional and detention facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each question in this document is intended to initiate discussion between the health department interviewer and facility representative(s) about a specific part of CDC’s guidance for correctional and detention facilities. Some questions have discrete response options while other are open-ended. A “Notes” column is provided to capture the facility’s responses and any needs for follow-up on a particular topic. Use of this tool is voluntary, and health departments can select questions that are most relevant for the facility. If CDC assistance is needed, complete this form and return to Returning the completed form to CDC can also provide perspectives from the field that can inform future CDC guidance.

      CS 320395-A 11/19/2020


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