CDC MMWR ---- COVID-19 in Correctional and Detention Facilities — United States, February–April 2020


CDC MMWR ---- COVID-19 in Correctional and Detention Facilities — United States, February–April 2020


Prompt identification of persons with COVID-19 and consistent application of prevention measures within correctional and detention facilities are critical to protecting incarcerated or detained persons, staff members, and the communities to which they return.

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