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COVID-19 in Correctional Facilities: Updates to CDC Guidance and Available Funding for Detection and Mitigation Strategies

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are cohosting this webinar to highlight recent (May 2022) updates to the CDC’s Guidance on Prevention and Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities.

The recent update includes a Framework to Assess COVID-19 Risk and to Select Prevention Strategies in Correctional and Detention Facilities and Considerations for Applying COVID-19 Prevention Strategies in Correctional and Detention Facilities. These updates ensure the guidance consistent with recommendations found in the recently published COVID-19 Community Levels. The updates provide guidance on developing a flexible COVID-19 prevention plan, as well as detailed guidance on implementing specific prevention strategies. In addition, the updates offer modified quarantine approaches that facilities can consider to reduce the impact of quarantine on mental health and staffing levels.

This webinar will go through the new changes in detail. It will also provide information on federal funding available to confinement facilities, the COVID-19 Detection and Mitigation in Confinement Facilities program made available through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021.

Note: If you are unable to attend the webinar, you can still register and you will be notified when the recording, presentation, and transcript are available on the BJA website.


  • Liesl Hagan, MPH, Senior Scientist for Correctional Health, Office of the Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • Sara Sullivan, Senior Policy Advisor, Bureau of Justice Assistance, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice

Date Created: June 13, 2022