Correctional and detention facilities can include custody, housing, education, recreation, healthcare, food service, and workplace components in a single physical setting. The integration of these components presents unique challenges for control of COVID-19 transmission among incarcerated/detained persons, staff, and visitors. Consistent application of specific preparation, prevention, and management measures can help reduce the risk of transmission and severe disease from COVID-19. The following links provide resources for correctional and detention facilities:
- Resources for Correctional and Detention Facilities
- Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities
- FAQs for Correctional and Detention Facilities, Administrators, Staff, People Who Are Incarcerated, and Families
- Interim Guidance for Correctional Facilities
This guidance applies to all first responders, including law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and emergency management officials, who anticipate close contact with persons with confirmed or possible COVID-19 in the course of their work. Click here for more information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for first responders.
Guidance for Working with People who have Disabilities
- North Carolina Emergency Management Guidance on considerations of people with disabilities and other access and functional needs for COVID-19 (updated March 6, 2020)