Our first priority is to protect the health and safety of our staff and inmates. Given the increased danger from the Delta variant we have made the decision that all CDOC employees that interface with the public, interact with inmates or parolees, or who enter into facilities as part of their job assignment will be required to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
CDOC will also require other state employees, contract employees, visitors, volunteers and vendors who enter a prison facility to be vaccinated against COVID-19 (with some accommodations made for extenuating circumstances).
Beginning on October 7, 2021 any visitor will be required to bring a copy of their vaccine card or their printed CIIS verification to the facility to demonstrate that they have had at least the first dose of the vaccine (or the one dose of the Johnson and Johnson). By October 31, 2021 all visitors will need to be fully vaccinated and bring their vaccine card with them when visiting.
Vaccinated visitors will still be required to wear a mask during visitation.
We know this has been a difficult time, and we appreciate your cooperation in keeping our facilities safe.