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Week of October 5

Keeping People Safe
  • Distributed guidance around the use of water fountains in CoreCivic facilities, recommending to minimize their use wherever possible.
  • To date, CoreCivic facilities have created nearly 62,000 masks.

Week of September 28

Keeping People Safe
  • Preparing to work with our government partners to potentially resume visitation in some facilities.
  • Distributing flu vaccine information to inmates to help curtail additional illness.

Week of September 21

Keeping People Safe
  • Developed a campaign to communicate the benefits of flu vaccination to those in our care during COVID-19.
  • To date, CoreCivic facilities have produced more than 61,000 masks and nearly 1000 protective gowns thanks to the support of staff and volunteers among those in our care.
Supporting Those in Our Care
  • Executive Vice President of Operations Patrick Swindle makes on-site visits at Cimarron Correctional Facility in Cushing, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma Reentry Opportunity Center in Oklahoma City.

Week of September 14

Keeping People Safe
  • Launched the COVID-19 Vaccine Task Force, comprised of subject matter experts from the Facility Support Center, to plan for and manage the distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine when it becomes available.
Supporting Those in Our Care
  • In coordination with our government partners, we've expanded a program that provides electronic tablets to those in our care so they can maintain consistent communication with their loved ones.

Week of August 24

Keeping People Safe
  • We've modified our plan to reopen the Facility Support Center (headquarters) by extending phase one until the end of the year.
  • To date, CoreCivic facilities have assembled 58,469 masks for use in the fight against COVID-19.

Week of August 17

Keeping People Safe
  • To comply with new guidance from the CDC, CoreCivic will now test everyone who has been in close contact with of COVID-19 positive inmate.
  • We will also modify the quarantine policy for COVID-19 positive inmates and staff from 14 days to 10 for asymptomatic, mild and moderate cases.
Sharing Information
  • We continue to monitor new saliva and antibody testing kits and how effective they may be.

Week of August 10

Sharing Information
  • Disseminated new information on effective face coverings based on new research.
  • Updated guidance to facilities on environmental cleaning and disinfection.
Keeping People Safe
  • Received a shipment of 50,000 masks to bolster our stores of PPE.

Week of August 3

Keeping People Safe
  • To date, more than 55,000 masks have been produced at CoreCivic facilities nationwide.   

Week of July 27

Keeping People Safe
  • We published our Enhanced Inmate Mask Plan that includes updated guidance on usage, removal, and/or disposal. New posters and materials were deployed to CoreCivic facilities in line with this enhanced plan. 
Supporting Those in Our Care
  • We continued providing Visitation 2.0 at CoreCivic facilities. This video visitation series brings actors, comedians, singers, speakers and inmate family members to those in our care, virtually.

Week of July 20

Keeping People Safe
  • In compliance with our government partners in Oklahoma, already limited visitation policies for facilities in the state have been reduced by 50%.
  • We are enhancing education and guidance on the wearing of face coverings in all CoreCivic facilities.
  • In light of the ongoing pandemic, CoreCivic has modified its headquarters reopening plan to mitigate risk to staff, and will reassess in September.

Week of July 13

Sharing Information
Keeping People Safe
  • We continue pilot testing temperature monitors that allow checking for fever from a distance.

Week of July 6

Keeping People Safe
  • In light of the extension of the State of Emergency in Tennessee, CoreCivic has modified its headquarters reopening plan to mitigate risk to staff.
  • To date, CoreCivic facilities have produced almost 47,000 protective masks and nearly 1,000 protective gowns, freeing up resources for health care workers and first responders.

Week of June 29

Keeping People Safe
  • We updated our COVID-19 guidance and signage to reflect new symptoms outlined by the CDC.
  • We distributed new guidance for OSHA compliance.
  • We are monitoring travel restrictions across the United States and adjusting our travel guidance to staff accordingly.

Week of June 22

Keeping People Safe
  • Continued working with vendors to mitigate potential PPE shortages.
  • Released guidelines for reopening of barbershops within facilities.
  • Continue our phased process of returning workers to the Facility Support Center.
Sharing Information
  • Deployed a Virtual Town Hall event in which employee questions related to COVID-19 were addressed.

Week of June 15

Supporting Those in Our Care
  • CoreCivic Reentry Services continued to identify innovative program delivery methods to achieve social distancing while helping those in our care continue on a path to reaching their educational and reentry goals.

Week of June 8

Keeping People Safe
  • We are working with our government partners to resume visitation where appropriate.
  • To date, CoreCivic facilities have produced almost 45,000 protective masks and almost 700 protective gowns, freeing up resources for health care workers and first responders.

Week of June 1

Keeping People Safe
  • After careful consideration and analysis, we finalized a plan to slowly begin reopening the CoreCivic headquarters via a phased-in approach. 

Week of May 25

Keeping People Safe
  • We're working with State and Federal partners to prepare to restart visitation and other programming while continuing to adhere to social distancing guidelines set by the CDC.
Sharing Information
  • We continue to see an overall reduction in COVID-19 cases as well as a positive trend in recoveries.

Week of May 18

Supporting Those in Our Care
  • CoreCivic Leadership, including CEO Damon Hininger, Chief Corrections Officer Patrick Swindle, and VP of Facility Operations Bill Dalius, visited Ghent and James River Residential Reentry Centers in Virginia, as well as Elizabeth Detention Center in New Jersey.
Keeping People Safe
  • We continued to work with vendors to bolster our stores of PPE.
  • CoreCivic facilities have produced over 38,500 protective masks and over 600 protective gowns, freeing up resources for health care workers and first responders.

Week of May 11

Supporting Those in Our Care
  • Chief Corrections Officer Patrick Swindle conducted site visits at Hardeman County Correctional Facility and South Central Correctional Center to meet with staff and those in our care.
  • We continued to work with state, local, and federal government partners to implement mass testing where required.
  • We issued a comprehensive "Essential Worker Return to Work Plan" modeled after updated CDC guidelines.

Week of May 4

Supporting Those in Our Care
  • Chief Corrections Officer Patrick Swindle conducted site visits at West Tennessee Detention Facility and Whiteville Correctional Facility in Tennessee to confer with staff and those in our care. 
  • Additional cloth face mask orders were received by facilities to ensure we maintain an ample supply for staff and those in our care. 
  • We supported our government partners' mass testing initiatives where indicated. 
Sharing Information 
  • This week, our Information Call Center helped more than 400 family members of Tennessee inmates get information about their loved one.  

Week of April 27

Sharing Information
  • We launched a call center to allow family members of those in our Tennessee facilities to ask questions and get answers regarding COVID-19.
Helping Our Communities
  • CoreCivic employees across the nation continued to support healthcare workers, first responders, and others in the community by providing meals and supplies while they're fighting COVID-19.

Week of April 20

Keeping People Safe
  • We continued to bolster our supplies of PPE with additional purchases of face masks and face shields.
Supporting Those in Our Care
  • President & CEO Damon Hininger visited Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility in Mississippi to get a firsthand look at the facility's response to COVID-19.
  • Chief Corrections Officer Patrick Swindle traveled to Otay Mesa Detention Center, as well as the Boston Avenue and Ocean View Reentry Centers in San Diego, to conduct on site tours and discuss response efforts with facility staff and residents.

Week of April 13

Keeping People Safe
  • We distributed guidance to staff and those in our care regarding the proper wear and safe removal of face masks.
Supporting Those in Our Care
  • Information was provided to those in our care about the effects of isolation on mental health, and we issued guidelines to our counselors on helping individuals cope with those issues.

Week of April 6

Standing with Our Employees,
Supporting Our Communities
  • In a news release, CoreCivic announces hiring commitment, Hero Bonus program amid COVID-19. Both actions reflect the company's focus on supporting employees and the nation during this historic crisis.
Supporting Those in Our Care
  • This week we continue to ramp up the purchase of personal protective equipment, including masks, for facility staff and all those in our care.

Week of March 29

Keeping People Safe
  • Over the past several weeks, we have distributed a series of sanitation protocols for our facilities. This week we added to those protocols in line with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
  • After issuing requests the week of March 15, this week we obtained permission to waive COVID-19 related co-pays at most CoreCivic facilities.

Supporting Those in Our Care

  • After initiating a formal request with vendors during the week of March 15, 98% of CoreCivic Safety facilities now offer free calls for those in our care. Requests are pending with the remainder.

Week of March 22

Helping Our Communities

  • The CoreCivic Foundation donates $25,000 to United Way of Greater Nashville's COVID-19 Response Fund to assist those who are experiencing lost wages or who become ill.

Supporting Those in Our Care

  • Guidance on prevention measures recommended by the CDC were distributed to inmates, detainees and residents in both English and Spanish.
  • Our Reentry Services team pushes out alternative programming options to facilities to encourage social distancing while keeping those in our care on track for reentry. These include educational packets, prompts and worksheets.

Standing with our Employees

  • Materials are distributed to employees to share with their families about how we are working to keep our team members safe, as well as prevention tips for home.

Sharing Information

  • CEO Damon Hininger issues an update on CoreCivic's COVID-19 response via email, website and social media.  

Week of March 15

Helping Our Communities

  • The CoreCivic Foundation donates $5,000 to Second Harvest Food Bank to assist with food boxes for children in need due to the COVID-19 school closures.

Keeping People Safe

  • Updated screening protocols are established in line with CDC guidelines for anyone entering a CoreCivic facility, including a temperature screen and questionnaire.
  • The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is activated to bring together subject matter experts from across the organization who continuously monitor and prepare for potential emergencies.
  • Every CoreCivic facility officially suspends visitation in conjunction with our government partners. 
  • CoreCivic begins engaging government partners to request permission to waive medical COVID-19 related co-pays for those in our care at all CoreCivic facilities through the crisis. (Effort will be completed by week of March 29.)
  • External webpage goes live to provide updates and resources for employees, the families of those in our care and the public.

Supporting Those in Our Care

  • CoreCivic works with vendors to provide a limited number of free phone calls for those in our care in light of suspended visitation. (This effort would be expanded during the week of March 29.)
  • An FAQ for families of those in our care is provided on our website.  

Sharing Information

  • Guidance is developed for job candidates on new hire procedures implemented in light of coronavirus.  

Week of March 8

Keeping People Safe

  • The first government partners begin suspending visitation at both public and contract facilities like CoreCivic.
  • A resource guide is provided to facilities on the proper use of personal protective equipment.
  • COVID-19 testing kits are ordered.
  • Updated travel recommendations are distributed to staff.
  • Our Safety & Environmental team develops and distributes a cleaning guide for use by facilities to disinfect in line with CDC guidelines.
  • Food service is notified to prepare alternative meal options to achieve social distancing.

Sharing Information

  • A series of educational pieces is launched for employees on topics such as social distancing and proper disinfecting.

Week of March 1

Keeping People Safe

  • CoreCivic’s first Coronavirus Committee meeting is held at our headquarters.
  • An Emergency Plan, updated in light of COVID-19, is distributed to facilities.
  • Facility signage communicating the CDC's recommended prevention methods is distributed to facilities.
  • The pharmaceutical supply chain analysis is completed, confirming our health services team’s ability to obtain needed supplies and equipment.
  • The general supply chain analysis is finalized, confirming our ability to obtain needed supplies and equipment.
  • The Medical Emergency Plan is finalized and distributed.

Sharing Information

  • A new COVID-19 prevention video is shared on the company's digital signage system, CoreCivic TV.
  • CoreCivic issues an official statement on coronavirus response.
  • The Coronavirus Information Center, an internal employee-facing site, is launched and includes information on prevention, planning and mitigating the risk of COVID-19 spread.
  • Our industry trade association, Day 1 Alliance, releases a statement on its members' work to prepare and respond to the risk of COVID-19.

 


Week of February 23

Keeping People Safe

  • A general supply chain analysis is initiated to ensure the organization is able to obtain needed supplies and equipment.
  • A pharmaceutical supply chain analysis is initiated to ensure the health services team can continue to obtain needed supplies and equipment.
  • The Coronavirus Committee is formed, consisting of leaders from across the company. This committee will meet on a weekly basis.

Sharing Information

  • Chief Medical Officer Dr. Keith Ivens shares a video message with employees on how to stay safe and reduce the risk for those in our care.
  • Chief Corrections Officer Patrick Swindle provides an email update on CoreCivic's response to COVID-19.
  • Facility signage is distributed on proper prevention methods recommended by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 

Week of February 16

Keeping People Safe

  • CoreCivic monitors new developments around COVID-19 in the United States and explores emergency operation contingencies.