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

Visitation Policy

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

Every resident is allowed to have visitation by family unless a court has restricted contact. Visitors must be over 18 years of age and be on the resident’s approved contact list. Visitation hours are:

Saturday: 11:00am to 1:00pm & 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am to 1:00pm & 1:00pm to 3:00pm

*Additional times may be available upon request and needs.

All visitors must call the Business Office at least 24 hours in advance to schedule the visit.

In order to accommodate visiting privileges for all residents, visitors from Western Pennsylvania will be allowed a 1-hour visit. Visitors traveling more than 2 hours will be permitted visits of 2 hours. Requests for special scheduling arrangements will be reviewed on a case by case basis, however, Cove PREP will accommodate family work schedules or limits to the extent possible. A resident may have up to three (3) visitors per visit.

Visitors are not allowed to bring any food, drink, purses, bags, cigarettes, lighters, matches, or weapons of any kind into the facility.

All visitors will be asked for Photo Identification and searched with the security wand prior to meeting with the residents to maintain the safety of all residents, visitors and staff.

Visits will take place in the Family Visitation Room and will be monitored at all times by a staff member.

If a resident needs to have an item brought in by his guardian, it must be pre-authorized by the Milieu Manager and then checked in by staff.

Residents and visitors need to conduct themselves appropriately during all visits. At any time either a resident or visitor begins to get argumentative, violent, excessively loud or violates any rules, the staff member will ask the visitor to leave the building and the visit will be terminated.

Residents have the right to communicate and visit privately with their attorney and clergy.

Visitors Dress Policy
Cove PREP serves young men who are struggling with sexual offender issues. Sometimes visitors, both professional and family members, both male and female have come to the facility dressed in tight or revealing clothing.

Some of the residents have reported increased sexual fantasies directed toward these visitors. These situations are not helpful to residents progressing in therapy. Therefore, in the best interest of both our residents and visitors, we are requesting your cooperation with the following visitors dress guidelines.

Visitors are advised to avoid wearing the following:

  • Low cut or see through blouses
  • Mini skirts or mini dresses
  • Shirts without sleeves (i.e. tank tops, spaghetti straps, muscle shirts)
  • Spandex clothing, extremely tight or revealing clothing
  • Shorts should be knee length

Any persons dressed inappropriately will be provided with a smock or jacket to wear during their visit.

Thank you for your cooperation.