Are there enough supplies to protect inmates and staff?

An initial audit of necessary protective equipment at each institution was conducted which showed most have an adequate supply to immediately address any potential COVID-19 exposures. We will be actively assessing supply and demand and ensuring that the institutions have the resources they need to protect staff and inmates. The workgroup will continue to collaborate and maintain open lines of communication with the Governor’s Office of Emergency Services to identify any deficiencies and ensure adequate supplies are available at each institution. Federal and state public health departments stress that masks and other personal protective equipment are only recommended for those working in a health care setting or who are displaying symptoms. If your daily duties do not regularly require you to wear a mask, you do not need to wear one.

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1. How are CDCR and CCHCS preparing for a potential COVID-19 exposure?
2. How can custodial and health care workers stay protected?
3. Are there enough supplies to protect inmates and staff?
4. Is CDCR considering halting visiting at the institutions?
5. What precautions or screenings are in place for inmates arriving at or leaving from state prison?
6. Are events or tours being canceled or postponed?
7. ¿Cómo se están preparando CDCR y CCHCS para una posible exposición de COVID-19?
8. Cómo pueden mantenerse protegidos los trabajadores de custodia y atención médica?
9. ¿Hay suficientes suministros para proteger a los reclusos/presos y al personal?
10. ¿El CDCR está considerando suspender las visitas a las instituciones?
11. ¿Qué precauciones o evaluaciónes de detección existen para los internos que llegan o salen de la prisión estatal?
12. ¿Se cancelan o posponen los eventos o giras?