What steps has the Oregon Department of Corrections taken to stop the spread of COVID-19?

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The Department of Corrections (DOC) has taken a number of steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in correctional facilities. These actions include: suspension of visiting and volunteer services, canceled group activities, house vulnerable adults in custody together, slowing down meal line in order to social distance. 

If an adult in custody is showing signs and symptoms of influenza or COVID-19, including fever, cough, and shortness of breath, they will be tested. DOC uses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) guidance on appropriate criteria for testing. Those being tested and/or awaiting results are on respiratory isolation.

As people are tested and test results are returned, updated numbers will be posted on the website.