May 7, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear Corrections1 Member,

Over 5,000 U.S. state and federal corrections officers have tested positive for COVID-19 according to new data. Stemming the spread of this disease will require strict adherence to infection control policies and procedures.

In this edition of CorrectionOne’s Coronavirus (COVID-19) Briefing, we focus on the preventive measures correctional facilities must take to stop the coronavirus from running rampant through our nation’s jails and prisons. These include:
  • Following best practices for disinfecting facilities
  • Implementing quarantine measures for inmates and personnel
  • Creating an infectious disease response team
Act now: Forward this newsletter to your professional contacts to ensure they stay informed and encourage them to sign up here.

Stay safe.

Nancy Perry
Editor-in-Chief, Corrections1.com

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Keep COVID-19 out of the jail!
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Why an infectious disease response team belongs in your correctional facility
By Joshua Mjolsness, PhD
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Free COVID-19 Policies, Courses and Training Tools for Individuals and Agencies.
Communicable Diseases Policy
This policy provides general guidelines to assist in minimizing the risk of employees contracting and/or spreading communicable diseases
Online Learning: COVID-19 for Correctional Officers
This on-demand course examines how COVID-19 spreads through correctional facilities and how corrections officers can stay safe while maintaining security and control of their facilities
Emergency Staffing Policy
The purpose of this policy is to establish roles and responsibilities for creating and implementing emergency staffing plans
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