Date & Time
Wednesday, November 3, 2021, 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
488 Risk Factors for SARS-CoV-2 in a Statewide Correctional System

Throughout 2020, jails and prisons were a flashpoint for concerns over COVID-19. This presentation will describe the steps taken to address the COVID-19 pandemic during the first wave in the Connecticut combined jail-prison system. It will also cover the presenter's research findings on facility- and individual-factors leading to poor outcomes, and the challenges and solutions medical leaders faced in policy, implementation, and data analysis.

Educational Objectives:

  • Identify the challenges of setting up a COVID unit in integrated jail/prison setting
  • Describe the infrastructure need for tracking and analyzing COVID data
  • Summarize the most important risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 infection and death

Level: Basic

Infectious Disease