Swine Flu

Source: American Correctional Association, ACA News Bulletin, April 29, 2009

Pandemic influenza is a “crowding disease” – historically, it thrives in densely-populated areas such as those provided by correctional environments. The CDC recommends “closing places where groups of people gather,” but this is not possible for the majority of correctional facilities. To protect staff and inmates, consider adult social distancing: stagger shifts, use e-conferencing or teleconferencing when possible, and make every reasonable effort to keep sick staff members at home.

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