Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‑19) New Self‑Screening Process
Effective immediately, this memorandum updates expectations related to Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) entrance screening at CDCR and DJJ institutions. Staff will no longer actively screen individuals prior to allowing entrance to an institution; however, to prevent ongoing disease transmission, each individual entering into an institution will complete a daily self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms and exposures. All CDCR and DJJ institutions shall implement and abide by the procedures outlined in this memorandum to maintain consistency and effectiveness of the entrance self-screening.
Attestation of Self-Screening
Each individual entering into an institution will complete a daily self-screening for COVID-19 symptoms and exposure. Staff shall not come to work nor enter any CDCR or DJJ institution if they are:
- Experiencing COVID-related symptoms not caused by a diagnosed underlying health care condition.
- Experiencing unexplained/unusual fatigue, muscle/body aches, headaches and have not been vaccinated within the last three days.
- Unvaccinated and have been in close contact with anyone known to have laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 or any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 while not wearing appropriate personal protective equipment in the last 14 days.
- Tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days.
Thank you for your continued dedication and commitment to reducing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the health and safety of our inmates, staff, and the public. If you have any questions regarding implementation of the new Covid-19 institution daily self-screening entrance process, please contact the institution’s Regional Health Care Executive for CCHCS, the mission Associate Director for CDCR or Pam Burt for DJJ.