SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation is implementing additional precautions to protect staff and inmates at the state's institutions.
CDCR's plan includes the following:
- expediting the transitions to parole for eligible inmates
- making more use of the states private and public Community Correctional Facilities
These new measures build on many others already taken to reduce the risk of COVID-19 to all who work and live in the state prison system.
Those measures include:
- Mandatory verbal and temperature screenings for staff
- Suspension of intake from county jails
- Suspension of visitations
- No access by volunteers and rehabilitation program providers
- Increased physical distancing
- Commitment to increased hygienic practices
- Comprehensive health care guidelines
As of March 30, 22 employees and four inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. Check here for updated information.