Government Advisories and Updates

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 COVID-19 Vaccine FAQs in Correctional and Detention Centers provided by the Centers for Disease Control.

Read What You Need to Know About COVID-19 If You Are Incarcerated/Detained provided by the Centers for Disease Control.

The Department of Justice has made $850 million available to help Public Safety Agencies address the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply for a grant here

Read the Daily Briefing Points from FEMA's Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Whole-of-America Response and FEMA's Messaging and Resource Links

Read the FEMA Fact Sheet on the Authority to Approve Crisis Counseling.

Read FEMA Administrator Peter T. Gaynor’s letter to the Nation’s Emergency Managers, which outlines lessons learned from the first 30 days of FEMA leading the “Whole-of-America” response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Read the Joint FEMA-CBP Statement on Export of Critical PPE​. 

Access the FEMA advisory regarding the COVID-19 pandemic ventilator requests. 

Read the Interim Guidance on Management of COVID-19 in Correctional and Detention Facilities issued by the Centers for Disease Control, which offers guidance for law enforcement and a fact sheet

Visit the National Institute of Corrections website for resources from the federal government and professional associations. 

Read the Eligible Emergency Protective Measures under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. Visit the FEMA website

Listen to the Office for State and Local Law Enforcement Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Call. Read the minutes of the call. 

Read resources provided by the White House Task Force on Coronavirus for state, local, tribal, and community leaders. Read President Trump's Coronavirus Guidelines for America