Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 03/15/2021

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cove PREP to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, there are certain restrictions in place regarding on-site visitation at Cove PREP.

  • These restrictions have been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff receives ongoing infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance is provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit

Approved Clothing and Personal Belongings 

Cove PREP offers specialized behavioral treatment for adolescent male sex offenders.

During the week (Monday-Friday) all residents wear uniforms that consist of khaki pants and a blue/khaki golf shirt. During the weekends, all residents are permitted to wear their own clothing as long as it is appropriate. Residents may bring only the following approved items to the facility:


Approved Clothing
10 Pairs of Underwear 5 T-Shirts 10 Pairs of Socks
3 Pants 1 Winter Coat 5 Shorts (2 for sleeping)
1 Spring Jacket 1 Pair of Boots (storage in summer) 1 Winter Hat
2 Pair of Sneakers 1 Pair of Winter Gloves 2 Sweatshirts
1 Baseball Cap 2 Sweat Pants (for sleeping) 10 Undershirts
1 Pair of Slippers 1 Pair of Shower Shoes

Personal Belongings

1 MP3 Player without Bluetooth Capabilities 1 Deck of Cards
2 Magazines 5 Personal Books
1 Bible 2 Hand Held Games
1 Puzzle Family Pictures (Excluding Pictures of Young Children)
Not Permitted
No Movies No Full Size Game Systems
No Dice No Personal Bed Linen or Pillows
No Board Games No Stuffed Animals

Hygiene Products

1 Small Brush 1 Small Hair Pick
Toothpaste, 6oz. or less (limit 2) Hair Gel, 8oz. or less (alcohol free)
Shampoo, 8oz. or less (limit 2) Deodorant, 3oz. or less (Stick Only, limit 2)
Soap, 5oz. or less (limit 3 bars)
Not Permitted
No Dental Floss (supplied) No Q-Tips (supplied)
No Acne/Face Wash Pads (supplied as needed) No Lotion (supplied)
No Razors of Any Kind (supplied) No Hair Spray
No Nail Clippers (supplied) No Mouthwash (supplied)


Residents are prohibited from having the following items for safety and therapeutic reasons. These items will be confiscated.

The following is a list of items considered to be contraband:

  • Jewelry (Including Watches)
  • Belts
  • Inappropriate Photos (Those showing pictures of the resident’s victims, pictures of children, adults not fully or appropriately dressed, pictures of criminal/gang activity)
  • Pagers/Cell Phones
  • Weapons
  • Mace/Pepper Spray
  • Aerosol Spray
  • Glue
  • Tape/String
  • Drugs/Alcohol
  • Prescription Medication
  • Pornography
  • Over The Counter Medication
  • Tools (Hammers/Screw Drivers/Etc.) or Other Metal Items of Any Type
  • Razors and Blades
  • Cigarettes/Cigars/Pipes
  • Gum
  • Tobacco Products
  • Incense/Candles
  • Notebook with Wire Binding
  • Plastic Bags
  • Fingernail/Toenail Clippers
  • Food Brought From Outside
  • Inappropriate Clothing (Muscle Shirts, Tight Clothing, Clothing That References Drugs, Alcohol or Any Other Illegal Behavior