Infection Control

Comprehensive Infection Control Advisor

The Office of the Ombudsman, comprised of staff and advisors with decades of collective experience in healthcare, corrections, and infection control, monitors infection prevention practices including the environmental cleaning processes and procedures at the DOC.

The Office continually works with the DOC to implement current industry best practices and provide ongoing input and support on the efficiency of the DOC environmental cleaning program, including through training and education.

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Recent Infection Control Information​

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COVID-19 Updates Inmates March 2024
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Infection Control March 7, 2024
COVID-19 Updates Staff March 2024
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Infection Control March 7, 2024
Flu Recommendations | January 24
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Infection Control February 26, 2024
COVID-19 Updates Inmates August 2023
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Infection Control November 8, 2023
Infection Prevention
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Infection Control November 8, 2023
Infection Control Training
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Infection Control November 8, 2023
Inmate Infection Control
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Infection Control November 8, 2023
COVID-19 Updates Staff May 2023
1 4 downloads
Infection Control November 8, 2023
COVID-19 Updates Inmates May 2023
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Infection Control November 8, 2023

    Access Historical Standards and Guidelines​

    Click here to access the historical Standards and Guidelines. 

    Access Historical Reports to the Massachusetts Legislature and EOPSS​

    To view a specific report that the Office of the Ombudsman previously submitted to either the Joint Committee on the Judiciary and the Joint Committee on Public Health (Joint Committees) or EOPSS, click on the particular report that you want to view immediately below.

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      Infection Control Resources

      The resources below are a non-exhaustive list. The Office of the Ombudsman does not endorse or support any resource particularly, and the list is subject to change.

      Resources include: