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.

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Mail and Phone Communications

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

Phone Privileges & Correspondence

Upon admission to PREP, an authorized phone, mail and visitors list will be formulated and approved by the resident’s therapist and/or probation officer. These are the only people other than legal representatives and identified clergy, that the resident will be able to communicate with while at PREP.

All residents are allowed to call their families at least once a week. As a resident progresses through the phase system they are allowed additional phone calls per week. The phone schedule is:

During Early Treatment (Entry Phase & Phase I) – Residents are permitted one (1) ten (10) minute outgoing phone call per week. An additional call is permitted during middle phases of treatment and a maximum of three (3) calls in the final phases of treatment.

The resident may earn an extra phone call by achieving the “A” allowance level for the week through positive behavior. The resident will be limited to two incoming phone calls per week.

Phone call days are scheduled by unit. Residents are encouraged and allowed to write as many letters as they like. Residents may be requested to open incoming mail in staff’s presence if there is reasonable suspicion that contraband, or other information or material that may jeopardize the resident’s health, safety or well-being may be enclosed. Outgoing mail will not be opened or read by staff persons. Any incoming mail from federal, state or county officials or from the resident’s attorney will not be opened or read by staff members.