The American Jail Association has compiled this list of resources on the coronavirus (COVID-19). We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available. If you have policies or procedures on dealing with this or other infectious diseases that you believe would benefit fellow corrections professionals, please contact AJA for instructions on how to get that information to us to share.
Listen as Dr. Christian Conte and Pennsylvania Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel discuss strategies for dealing with COVID-19 in a correctional setting.
The National Sheriffs' Association Psychological Services Board is offering Tips From Peer Supporters about navigating the COVID-19 crisis; Free Technology Resources to chat, meet, or hold conference calls with your team; Free & Low Cost Entertainment Resources, including access to movie channels, sports programming, satellite radio, and activities for children; and Virtual Field Trips across the country and around the world to enjoy with your family. (April 6)
Read the Daily Briefing Points from FEMA's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Whole-of-America Response (April 5).
Watch the National Commission on Correctional Health Care's weekly roundtable where experts on correctional health care and law enforcement officials share perspectives and answer questions about COVID-19. (April 3)
Read a prayer offered by AJA Chaplain Hosea Cannon, Jr. (April 2)
Access the FEMA advisory regarding the COVID-19 pandemic ventilator requests. (April 2)
Read the COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (April 1)
See projected medical needs and deaths for all 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. (April 1)
Watch the National Commission on Correctional Health Care webinar "COVID-19: Steps to an Effective Response." (Posted 3/24)
Read the Interim Guidance on Management of COVID-19 in Correctional and Detention Facilities issued by the Centers for Disease Control. (Posted 3/23)
Who are Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers? Find out here. (Posted 3/23/)
Visit the National Institute of Corrections website for resources from the federal government and professional associations. (Posted 3/23)
Read the COVID-19 Pandemic Update provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Read the Eligible Emergency Protective Measures under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. Visit the FEMA website. (Posted 3/23)
Access the Recommended Strategies for Sheriffs and Jails to Respond to the COVID-19 Crisis written by Michele Deitch, senior lecturer at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. (Posted 3/20)
Read the list of resources provided by the National Sheriffs' Association. (Posted 3/19)
What are the three things you should be doing in your facility every day to prevent and combat COVID-19 and contagious diseases? (Posted 3/19)
Access the list of resources provided by the American Correctional Association (Posted 3/18).
The Vera Institute of Justice released five guidance briefs in partnership with Community Oriented Correctional Health Services that outline best practices to safeguard the well-being of everyone in courts, prisons, detention centers, jails, and the wider community. Read them here. (Posted 3/18)
Listen to the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Call. Read the minutes of the call. (Posted 3/17)
Dr. Anne Spaulding of Emory Center for the Health of Incarcerated Persons met with GUARDIAN RFID at St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office to break down what COVID-19 (coronavirus) is, how we can help stop the transmission from inmate to inmate, and inmate to officer. Watch the video. (Posted 3/16)
The National Commission on Correctional Health Care, in partnership with the Major County Sheriffs of America, conducted a 90-minute webinar, "COVID-19: Steps to an Effective Response," that you can view. (Posted 3/16)
The National Commission on Correctional Health Care is making its Standard on Infectious Disease Prevention and Control available to help you formulate policies and procedures for reducing the risk of infectious disease transmission, including COVID-19. (Posted 3/13)
Read the Pandemic Preparedness Policy written by the Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office. (Posted 3/12)
Access information on Coronavirus COVID-19 and the Correctional Facility from Dr. Anne Spaulding of Emory Center for the Health of Incarcerated Persons. (Posted 3/12)
Read a list of FAQs on the virus from Spartan Chemical Company. (Posted 3/11)
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office is using the following coronavirus screening form at intake and has posted this sign at all entrances to the jail. (Posted 3/11)
Read the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Plan from the Philadelphia Prison System. (Posted 3/10)
Read what the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says about symptoms and prevention and treatment. CDC also offers guidance for law enforcement and a fact sheet. (Posted 3/9)