Novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID‑19) New Self‑Screening Process
This memo is superceded by direction issued January 3, 2022.
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.