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:
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.