Review: Prisons and custodial settings are part of a comprehensive response to COVID-19

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Review: Prisons and custodial settings are part of a comprehensive response to COVID-19

Review: Prisons and custodial settings are part of a comprehensive response to COVID-19

This review discusses why prisons are a special concern during the COVID-19 pandemic and offers thoughts on how to proceed.

Prisons are epicenters for outbreaks because of a higher background prevalence of infection, more risk factors for infection, unavoidable close contact, poor ventilation, unsanitary facilities, and poor access to health-care services. Everyone is at risk, including prisoners, staff, and visitors. We must pay special attention to them in this pandemic.

An expert panel put out recommendations for action, including

  • Joint planning
  • Risk management
  • Prevention and control
  • Treatment
  • Information sharing
|2020-04-12T10:07:21-04:00April 11th, 2020|COVID-19 Literature|Comments Off on Review: Prisons and custodial settings are part of a comprehensive response to COVID-19

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