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July 22, 2020 | View as webpage
Dear Leader,

Both correctional officers and inmates have been heavily impacted by the coronavirus with facilities nationwide reporting hundreds of COVID-19 infections, as well as COVID-related deaths. While social distancing is challenging in correctional facilities, infection control measures such as wearing masks and handwashing still go a long way toward reducing risks.

However, some communities seem to be experiencing “mask fatigue” writes correctional physician Dr. Jeff Keller in this month’s C1 Leaders eNewsletter, compromising safety by increasing the chance of COs bringing COVID into jails. Corrections1 is currently surveying public safety personnel to determine the prevalence of policies related to face masks as a form of PPE during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to complete this brief survey to help us better understand the policies and best practices related to mask usage among correctional officers.

Stay safe.


The Corrections1 Team
 
FEATURED CONTENT
COVID fatigue and leadership
By Jeff Keller 
The greatest risk to jail inmates is not new inmates with COVID, but deputies or other jail employees catching COVID in the community and bringing it to the jail
Prevent and combat COVID-19 and contagious diseases in corrections
By Anne Spaulding, MD, MPH 
There are three things you should be doing in your facility every day
Survey: Are you wearing a face mask on duty?
By Greg Friese, MS, NRP 
Reviewing policies and best practices for public safety personnel wearing face masks on- and off-duty
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OTHER HIGHLIGHTS
How to be an effective leader in corrections
By Gary York 
It is essential to develop your leadership skills to match the core competencies COs are looking for from their supervisors
Why we need transformational leadership and emotional intelligence in corrections
By American Military University 
The National Institute of Corrections encourages transformational leadership, which is based on mentorship and accessibility
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