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On this page you can find the Department of Correction's Coronavirus (COVID-19) related information.

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COVID-19 General Information

The Massachusetts Department of Correction continues to take unprecedented steps to prevent COVID-19 introduction or transmission in our facilities. DOC leadership, staff, and our contracted medical provider, Wellpath, are focused on reducing, to the greatest degree possible, the potential impact of this virus on inmates, staff and others within our walls. The following information will help address many commonly-asked questions regarding the DOC’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19) and the steps we’re taking to help protect the health of employees and inmates. Please use the below links.

Additional Resources for COVID-19 General Information

Chapter 93 of the Acts of 2020 Reporting

Please use the links below to find information on the Department of Correction's inmate and Staff COVID-19 cases and testing, as well as institution cell housing.

Press Releases

Attorney Access to Medical Records

The Department of Correction (DOC) is taking the following measures during the pandemic to ensure that attorneys are able to timely obtain the medical records and sensitive medical information of their clients, who are inmates in DOC custody. These measures are for obtaining medical records of inmates housed in DOC facilities only; attorneys seeking to obtain the medical records of clients housed in jails and houses of correction must contact that facility or the respective Sheriff’s Office. Please use the below link to access a Guide for Attorneys Obtaining Medical Records of Inmate Clients.

Key Actions for Attorney Access to Medical Records

Department of Public Health Resources

Please use the link below to find the Department of Public health's daily and cumulative reports on Massachusetts COVID-19 cases, testing, and hospitalizations. Weekly and biweekly reports include nursing facility data, cases by city/town, residents subject to COVID-19 quarantine, and data from State facilities.​

Key Actions for Department of Public Health Resources

Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) Resources

Please use the link below to find the SJC's Special Master's Weekly Reports. The reports contain charts reflecting the number of inmates and correctional staff vaccinated, incarceration and release stats, weekly number of COVID‐19 tests administered by correctional facilities, total number of COVID‐19 tests administered by correctional facility/facilities, weekly number of confirmed COVID‐19 cases, total number of confirmed COVID‐19 cases, current number of active COVID‐ 19 cases, and total number of confirmed COVID‐19 deaths.

Key Actions for Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) Resources

Visitation During COVID-19

Please use the link below to find general information on visiting an inmate during COVID-19. In-person visitation has been carried out in a way that balances the benefits of visitation with the need for vigilance against COVID-19.

Key Actions for Visitation During COVID-19

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