H1N1 Flu Virus Information


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CDCR and the H1N1 Flu Virus

CDCR is committed to providing accurate and helpful information to ensure that staff and inmates are armed with resources to assist in stopping the spread of this communicable infection.

For the protection of staff and inmates, it is essential that we respond appropriately.  CDCR is working closely with the California Department of Public Health, and is following their guidance.

Our objectives in responding are as follows:

  • Prevent entry of infection into institutions and facilities.
  • Practice vigilance to detect any infection in the correctional community.
  • Prepare to respond in the event that a case is confirmed among inmates or staff.

CDCR is working closely with state and local health departments, and will be notified immediately if any cases are suspected within our community. In the event that a case is confirmed within an institution or facility, CDCR has, and will continue to work hand in hand with public health professionals to prevent spread of infection. In the meanwhile, it is imperative that we all take steps to avoid transmitting infection.

CDCR health care staff has met with staff and offenders to provide information about steps we should all be taking to avoid spread of disease.

Latest Press Releases

CDCR H1N1 updates

  • Effective Friday, May 15, 2009, all correctional facilities will resume normal visiting schedules.

  • The annual “Get on the Bus” event has been rescheduled for Friday, June 26 at CIW, CCWF, and VSPW (more information to follow, please check back).

  • The CDCR Department Operations Center (DOC) has demobilized excess positions and reduced staffing to duty officer levels effective May 12, 2009. The DOC has begun advance planning for the upcoming influenza season.