Currently the majority of all CDOC facilities are experiencing numerous COVID-19 positive cases amongst both staff and incarcerated individuals. The health and safety of our staff and inmates is our highest priority, and we are working diligently with public health and medical professionals to ensure our operational decisions are based in the most current science available.
Given the high number of cases across the state, the CDOC has made the difficult decision to extend the suspension of in-person visitation at all DOC facilities until 2/1/2022. The Department will re-evaluate that decision as it gets closer to 2/1 and will provide updates at that time. This was a difficult decision but it is currently the best option to try and prevent the unnecessary introduction of the virus into facilities. Video visitation, phone calls and mail will still be available.
Facilities are still allowing for in-person legal visits.
Given that CDOC has several facilities with outbreaks and other facilities with numerous staff out due to the virus, facilities will also modify operations to reduce or stop programming until 2/1/2022. The levels of modification to programming will vary from facility to facility.
These are difficult decisions as we all wish we could be back to normal, but the department is focused on trying to protect health and safety to the best of our ability. We will continue to keep you updated as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during this challenging time.