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An employee publication of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice


March 2020

Executive Director Collier COVID-19 Update

TDCJ is expanding its testing to continue to keep COVID-19 out of our 104 prison units.

Incoming offenders arriving at our 24 intake facilities are now being screened for fevers. Anyone with a 100.4 temperature or higher will be medically isolated and treated following our contagious disease protocol.

Employees and staff had already been being temperature screened before entry to the units. Anyone with a fever of 100.4 or higher would be denied entrance.

All visitation is still suspended.

The offender family hotline is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. to assist family and friends who may have questions regarding COVID-19.

1-844-476-1289 (in-state calls only)

1-936-437-4927 (out-of-state calls)