Practices that show evidence of effectiveness in improving public health outcomes when implemented in multiple real-life settings, as indicated by achievement of aims consistent with the objectives of the activities.

Effectiveness of interventions to reduce COVID-19 transmission in a large urban jail: a model-based analysis

Malloy, G., Puglisi, L., Brandeau, M. L., Harvey, T. D., Wang, E. A.

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Peer Review Study

Contact Tracing
Organizational Change/ Development
Healthcare Access and Quality
Neighborhood and Built Environment
Tools Included
Outside U.S.

Mitigation and Prevention

This study compares the effectiveness of 3 interventions implemented in a correctional facility to determine best practices for limiting the spread of COVID-19 to a vulnerable population. The 3 interventions include depopulation, increased single celling, and widespread testing of asymptomatic incarcerated individuals. Results were compared against a computer model designed to predict cases based on CDC guidelines only. Results indicated a possible 83% reduction in predicted symptomatic cases, hospitalizations, and deaths.

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Outcomes of Interest

Reduction of Health Disparities

Priority Population(s)

People Who Are Incarcerated

Setting(s) of Implementation

Correctional Facility

Geographic Area of Implementation

Implementation Period