COVID-19 guidance and resources for correctional and detention facilities and sites serving people experiencing homelessness

Last updated on April 3, 2024.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has archived the Guidance on the Management of COVID-19 in Homeless Service Sites and in Correctional and Detention Facilities. Correctional and detention facilities and sites serving people experiencing homelessness should refer to the CDC Respiratory Virus Guidance for prevention strategies. Facilities providing health care services should continue to consult CDC Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the COVID-19 Pandemic for recommended infection prevention and control strategies for patient care.

Additionally, facilities can refer to the recording of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) CDC Updated Respiratory Virus Guidance and the Impact on Confinement Facilities webinar held March 7, 2024 for information on how to implement guidance in your facility. Immunizations and treatment continue to be core prevention strategies. For more information refer to CDC’s Use of COVID-19 Vaccines in the United States and CDC’s COVID-19 Treatments and Medications.

To report COVID-19 cases in your facility, visit CDPHE’s COVID-19 reporting requirements webpage.

If your facility has questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 disease control, cases, or a potential outbreak, contact your local public health agency.