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Prison & Work Release Visitation & Social Outings are suspended until further notice.
Governors Proclamation Open Public Meetings Act and Public Records Act: The Department of Corrections is only processing public records requests via email and through the online electronic request portal.

COVID-19 Information

If you have questions about COVID-19 or the state’s response generally, please visit the Washington State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response website.


The health and safety of our staff, those in our care, and the community is our top priority.

The Department of Corrections began supporting Department of Health (DOH) response to COVID-19 on February 9, 2020 by providing members of the agency Department Incident Management Team (DIMT). An advanced contingency planning team launched on February 28, 2020 to support the agency response. The department officially opened its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) at Headquarters in response to COVID-19, including representatives from health services staff, on March 2, 2020.


News & Announcements

Department Employee Resources

COVID-19 Job Aids

All Staff Memos & Messages

Memos and messages are organized with newest/most recent messages at the top of the list.

June 2020
May 2020
April 2020
March 2020

Additional Resources

Additional resources for department staff regarding employee assistance, teleworking, leave, and wellness.

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