Adult Facility Status Due to COVID-19
COVID Response in Facilities
In response to Governor’s Executive Order No. 25-20, and in consultation with the California Department of Public Health, it is recommended that adult local detention facilities suspend in-person visitation (except legal visits). This guidance was sent March 12, 2020 to adult local facilities http://www.bscc.ca.gov/news/covid-19-and-bscc-reporting-requirements/
It is also recommended that juvenile detention facilities consider other alternative placements, working in coordination with other public health and safety officials and the juvenile court. A suspension of in-person visitation may be warranted for individual facilities and especially in cases where social distancing of six feet per person cannot be maintained. This guidance was sent to juvenile facilities in a memo March 13, 2020 http://www.bscc.ca.gov/news/covid-19-and-bscc-juvenile-visitation-guidance/.
Facilities are reporting status to the BSCC daily. Suspension of the Title 15 regulations governing visitation triggers a two-week window for the BSCC Board Chair to respond. The Chair evaluates the circumstances of each request to determine whether a suspension of regulations is warranted. With respect to suspensions due to COVID-19, the State’s Department of Public Health has recommended the suspension of in-person visitation for state and local detention facilities and the Chair will be approving requests to suspend Title 15 regulations regarding visitation with that guidance in mind.
Click the link below to see current facility status of emergency suspensions of standards due to COVID-19. Facility status is updated in real time.
Click the links below to see daily updates prior to April 2, 2020.
March 30 and April 1, 2020
March 22, 2020 No new information