Correctional Facilities

The Alabama Department of Public Health recommends that correctional and detention facilities follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for assistance in managing the introduction, spread, and mitigation of COVID-19 in their facilities.

CDC has provided comprehensive Interim Guidance on Management of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Correctional and Detention Facilities (updated May 7, 2020). The guidance includes recommended best practices for all such facilities, regardless of size. CDC has also posted Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Correctional Facilities and Detention Facilities, applicable to administrators, staff, incarcerated persons, and family members (updated June 17, 2020).

Law Enforcement Personnel

Law enforcement personnel who must make contact with individuals suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19 should follow CDC’s Information for Law Enforcement Personnel and FAQs for Law Enforcement Agencies and Personnel (updated April 27, 2020).

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Page last updated: July 6, 2020