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An Innovative Approach to Detect and Mitigate COVID-19 in New York State Local Jails

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The Bureau of Justice Assistance's COVID-19 Detection and Mitigation in Confinement Facilities Training and Technical Assistance Center is hosting this free webinar featuring the New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA). The NYSSA is implementing a comprehensive approach to the detection and mitigation of COVID-19 in confinement facilities, which includes clean air, clean surfaces, cleaning management standards, building occupancy/limitations, and a technology infrastructure to enable customized, automatic, and regular alerts based on real-time data.

    Key topics covered during this event:

    • Strategy to reach all jails in New York State
    • Facility Review – The development of an assessment tool
    • Tracking Covid-19 within your facility – Real time data collection and alerts
    • Rethinking Clean – A career pathway for the incarcerated population through a certification program


    • Tom Mitchell, NYSSA Counsel
    • Robert Cuttita, NYSSA Detection and Mitigation Manager
    • Kathryn Cooke, Senior Program Coordinator, NYSDOH AIDS Institute
    • Stephanie Poskin, Cleaning Management Concepts President
    • Brant Insero, ISSA Senior Director of Education, Training, Certification, and Standards

    Who should attend:

    • Public health professionals
    • State and local sheriffs
    • Corrections/confinement facility administrators, operators, healthcare personnel, and staff working to better detect and mitigate COVID-19 in prisons, jails, and juvenile confinement facilities

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    Corrections COVID-19
    Date Created: March 29, 2023