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Coronavirus | COVID-19
MTC coronavirus information will be updated as needed. Please check back regularly for new information regarding COVID-19 and its impact on MTC operations. Thank you for your efforts to minimize the risk of the virus in your personal lives and at work.
Here are CDC’s top recommendations to minimize your risk of contracting COVID-19:
Some people are at higher risk of getting very sick from coronavirus. These people include older adults and those with heart disease, diabetes, and lung disease.
Here is a summary of the primary measures MTC is taking to protect staff and students at Job Corps centers.
Corrections & Detention
Here is a summary of the primary measures MTC is taking to protect staff and residents at our correctional/detention facilities.
The CDC is the leading U.S. government agency tracking the latest developments with COVID-19. They have valuable and reliable resources including how many people have confirmed cases of coronavirus, locations of those cases, and safety precautions for you and your family. Click here for easy access to several CDC resources
The primary lane of information for the public regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a portal for public information published by the Coronavirus Task Force at the White House, working in conjunction with CDC, HHS and other agency stakeholders.
What We're Doing to Keep You Safe
MTC CORONAVIRUS ACTION PLAN
Your safety and the safety of our students at our Job Corps centers and men and women in our correctional and detention facilities is our top priority. With the recent, and quickly developing situation surrounding the coronavirus, we have put measures in place to minimize risk to our more than 11,000 employees and the approximately 43,000 people we serve at our facilities throughout the world. In this document you’ll find information about MTC-specific measures being taken to address the COVID-19 threat and valuable recommendations—including printable materials—from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Following Customer and CDC Protocols
MTC has put together a corporate committee to evaluate the coronavirus situation and have been in daily contact with our customers to ensure we’re implementing all of their precautionary measures. Our customers include the Department of Labor (DOL), Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP), Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE), U.S. Marshals Service, and the seven state corrections agencies where we operate. Internationally, our customers are the United States Agency for International Development, United Kingdom Ministry of Justice, and Corrective Services New South Wales.
The CDC is the leading U.S. government agency tracking the latest developments with COVID-19. Their website has several valuable and reliable resources including how many people have confirmed cases of coronavirus, the location of the confirmed cases, and safety precautions you can take to protect yourself and your family. MTC is closely monitoring developments from the CDC and will adjust its plans accordingly. We encourage you to visit the CDC website often as they update their information daily.
Update -- March 27, 2020 2:30 p.m. ET
The CDC has issued specific guidelines for correctional and detention facilities. MTC operates 22 correctional facilities for the federal and state governments as well as five detention centers for Immigration & Customs Enforcement. We take our responsibility to care for our staff and those in our facilities very seriously. We are strictly following the CDC guidelines to minimize the COVID-19 risk. Some of these guidelines include:
- Reviewing existing pandemic flu, all-hazards, and disaster plans, and revising them for COVID-19
- Coordinating with local law enforcement and court officials
- Posting COVID-19 informational signage throughout the facility
- Making contingency plans for the probable event of personal protective equipment shortages
The full CDC guidelines can be found here
Update -- March 17, 2020 2:45 p.m. ET
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of the MTC-operated Job Corps centers.
There are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 at any of the MTC-operated corrections/detention facilities. All visitation has been suspended for non-essential visits. All essential visitors are being screened prior to entry.
Update -- March 16, 2020 2:45 p.m. ET
The National Office of Job Corps has instructed all Job Corps centers to send students home today in an effort to respond to the COVID-19 risk. Students will return April 14, 2020. Centers will work with government and community organizations to assist any students who are currently homeless. If centers are unable to find temporarily living arrangements for homeless students, they will be allowed to remain on center during this time. During the break, centers can use the time to clean and sanitize the facilities. Center directors may use this time for staff development activities. Outreach and admissions staff may continue operating, but without face-to-face prospect, applicant, or enrollee contact. No new arrivals will be accepted at centers until after spring break. Click here to see the Job Corps Spring Break Instruction Notice.
Update -- March 16, 2020 12:00 p.m. ET
Visitation at all MTC-operated correctional and detention facilities has been significantly restricted