Department Operations Center Activation

Updated 3/16/2020

At 1 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2020, CDCR activated the Department Operations Center (DOC) in response to the recent outbreak of novel coronavirus, or COVID-19. The DOC is currently operating at a limited capacity; however is prepared to go into full operation as needed. Current hours of operation will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. The DOC has been activated as a precautionary measure; it is not necessary to activate local CDCR Incident Command Posts at this time.

All information relative to the COVID-19 virus will be forwarded to the DOC via the appropriate chain of command. In addition, an Incident Action Plan and a DOC Communication Plan are currently being developed and will be distributed to staff as soon as available. Based on these plans, additional information will be forthcoming.