COVID-19 Response, Recovery, and Resilience

december, 2020

17dec2:00 pmEquity and Policy Preparedness during Public Health Emergencies: People Who Are IncarceratedNational Governors Association

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Event Details

The National Governors Association, in collaboration with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the American Bar Association, launched a webinar series on Equity and Policy Preparedness during Public Health Emergencies. Participants in all four webinars will consider lessons learned from past public health emergencies to inform their implementation of best practices for the future.

The fourth webinar in the series will focus on approaches to protecting people in custody at correctional services departments, who may be adversely affected during public health emergencies. For example, in the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, individuals who are incarcerated have experienced much higher infection rates and mortality rates compared to the general U.S. population. Because people who are incarcerated are extremely vulnerable during public health emergencies, additional safety measures may be required. This discussion will highlight policies that can be put in place to protect those in custody at correctional services departments, as well as correctional officers and other staff during public health emergencies.

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Time

(Thursday) 2:00 pm EST

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