Aiming for Zero: Reducing Transmission of Coronavirus Disease 2019 in the D.C. Department of Corrections

Mallory E. Epting, Jacob A. Pluznik, Samantha R. Levano, Xinyi Hua, Isaac C.H. Fung, Beth Jordan, Eleni O'donovan, Kissa M. Robinson, Reena Chakraborty, Bahram Yousefi, Ciara J. Michel, Chava J. Bowden, Aman Kapadia, Lindsey R. Riback, Anil T. Mangla, Matthew J. Akiyama, Anne C. Spaulding

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Abstract

Background: Washington, District of Columbia lowered severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 transmission in its large jail while community incidence was still high Methods: Coordinated clinical and operational interventions brought new cases to near zero. Results: Aggressive infection control and underlying jail architecture can promote correctional coronavirus disease 2019 management. Conclusions: More intensive monitoring could help confirm that in-house transmission is truly zero.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberofab547
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2021

Keywords

  • COVID-19
  • SARS-CoV-2
  • infection control
  • inmate
  • jail

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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