Facing COVID-19 is challenging for the Prince William – Manassas Regional Adult Detention Center, or ADC. It is difficult to keep inmates and staff safe from exposure to the coronavirus.
The Prince William Board of County Supervisors recently accepted, budgeted and appropriated a $50,000 Coronavirus Emergency Supplemental Funding Program Grant from the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services to help the ADC purchase specialized equipment and supplies needed to help reduce exposure to the virus.
Allowable spending under the program may include overtime pay and training to address the medical needs of inmates and staff at the ADC, as well as purchasing equipment and supplies, such as gloves, masks and sanitizer.
The ADC has policies in place to reduce the spread of the coronavirus. The grant funding will help ensure that employees and inmates are properly screened and that facilities are properly sanitized to reduce the risk of coronavirus spread among staff and inmates while safeguarding security.
Funding from the grant will help reduce the unexpected and unbudgeted expenses the ADC has encountered in dealing with the coronavirus.