Can we eliminate all non-essential home visits?
The Commonwealth has reduced all contacts in the first two phases or their COVID-19 plan to new releases, those they plan to arrest, sex offenders, mental health and AOD, and positive urine last 60 days to one face to face contact. This contact should be at the prescribed 6 to 10 feet. Staff should wear their personal protective equipment for all face to face contact. Medium, low, admin, and collateral are electronic contact only. Staff should make sure that they have a good phone number with the first group of offenders, also establish if the offender has Skype or FaceTime capability and to establish a reliable contact in the community. Management anticipates reducing contacts as this situation gets worse to electronic contacts and face to face only when necessary.