Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19
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, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Cove PREP.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • We are offering visitation through telehealth services so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services are being vetted and 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 has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being 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.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

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 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

PREA Standards

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

Cove PREP underwent a PREA audit in October 2015 to ensure that the facility is in compliance with the PREA standards.

The Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), a federal law enacted in 2003, was created to eliminate sexual abuse in confinement settings (both juvenile and adult).

Reporting Abuse

It is the policy of Cove PREP that administrative, child abuse, and/or criminal investigations are completed for ALL allegations of sexual abuse and sexual harassment.

ALL allegations of sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment are referred for investigation by law enforcement unless the allegation does not involve potentially criminal behavior.

If you suspect sexual abuse has happened at Cove PREP you may call the facility PREA Compliance Manager at 724- 459-9700 x3128, our PREA Coordinator at 724-459-9700 x3122, or any other member of program administration. Please have any information or evidence available for the investigator who will be assigned to handle the case. False accusations may be prosecuted. All reports are taken seriously and investigated as outlined in PREA.

Data Review for Corrective Action and Publication

In compliance with Section 115.388 of the PREA Standards, Cove PREP annually reviews data collected and aggregated pursuant to section 115.387 in order to assess and improve the effectiveness of its sexual abuse prevention, detection, and response policies, practices, and training, including:

  • Identifying problem areas;
  • Taking corrective action on an ongoing basis; and
  • Preparing an annual report of its findings and corrective actions.

Also, in compliance with Section 115.389 of the PREA Standards, Cove PREP shall make all aggregated sexual abuse data readily available to the public at least annually.