Covid-19: Answers, advice and actions for Healthcare Professionals


Amend at UCSF brings a public health approach to transform correctional culture into one of dignity and humanity for staff and residents. During the COVID-19 pandemic, our team of medical, public health, and prison reform experts has leveraged our collective expertise to provide clear and actionable steps for shaping COVID-19 policy, procedure and practice inside correctional facilities.


What’s New


Providing Acute Care for Seriously Ill Incarcerated Patients in the Community
Medical Isolation vs. Solitary Confinement

Amend Webinars

Prognostication in Correctional Healthcare

The Ethical Use of Medical Isolation to Reduce COVID-19 Transmission

COVID-19 Essential Information for Correctional Officers


Amend’s COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Policy Checklist
Guidance for Requesting Compassionate Release During COVID-19
Public Health-Focused Decarceration Guidelines
Limiting COVID-19 Transmission: Release, Cohort, Test
Advance Care Planning for Incarcerated Patients


Additional Resources

Critical Value Podcast with Dr. Brie Williams
Prisons: Amplifiers of the COVID-19 Pandemic Hiding in Plain Sight
AMA Journal of Ethics: Caring for Incarcerated Individuals During COVID-19

Learn more. Click below for Amend guidance specifically for Correctional and Policy Leaders, Correctional Officer or Residents.