Personal Health and Wellness

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.

Read what the Centers for Disease Control says about symptoms and prevention and treatment

Read COVID-19 Resources for the Elderly and Families from the National Association of Nursing Home Attorneys. 

Download the Coronavirus Anxiety Workbook from The Wellness Society. 

The National Sheriffs' Association Psychological Services Board is offering a variety of resources, including Wellness and Resilience Tips & Tools such as effective coping strategies and self-care activities; Fitness, Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation Resources with access to free workouts and calming exercises; 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; Virtual Field Trips across the country and around the world to enjoy with your family; and Tips for Healthy and Happy Relationships.

The Michigan Department of Health & Human Services has offered tips for identifying and managing stress, and related resources for Behavioral Health Workers and Healthcare Workers

Read a prayer offered by AJA Chaplain Hosea Cannon, Jr. 

Read the COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress provided by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.