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An Innovative Approach to Detect and Mitigate COVID-19 in New York State Local Jails

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance's COVID-19 Detection and Mitigation in Confinement Facilities Training and Technical Assistance Center is hosting this free webinar featuring the New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA). The NYSSA is implementing a comprehensive approach to the detection and mitigation of COVID-19 in confinement facilities, which includes clean air, clean surfaces, cleaning management standards, building occupancy/limitations, and a technology infrastructure to enable customized, automatic, and regular alerts based on real-time data.

Key topics covered during this event:

  • Strategy to reach all jails in New York State
  • Facility Review – The development of an assessment tool
  • Tracking Covid-19 within your facility – Real time data collection and alerts
  • Rethinking Clean – A career pathway for the incarcerated population through a certification program


  • Tom Mitchell, NYSSA Counsel
  • Robert Cuttita, NYSSA Detection and Mitigation Manager
  • Kathryn Cooke, Senior Program Coordinator, NYSDOH AIDS Institute
  • Stephanie Poskin, Cleaning Management Concepts President
  • Brant Insero, ISSA Senior Director of Education, Training, Certification, and Standards

Who should attend:

  • Public health professionals
  • State and local sheriffs
  • Corrections/confinement facility administrators, operators, healthcare personnel, and staff working to better detect and mitigate COVID-19 in prisons, jails, and juvenile confinement facilities

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Date Created: March 29, 2023