BOP's Response to Mitigate Monkeypox

Protocols and practices are in place

BOP's Response to Mitigate Monkeypox

(BOP) - The BOP has a well-established history of managing and responding to communicable disease outbreaks, like Ebola and influenza. As a result, the BOP has protocols and practices that can and will be implemented to mitigate against and, if necessary, respond to any outbreak in our environment, including monkeypox.

The BOP's Health Services Division has already provided information to Health Services Administrators and Clinical Directors nationally to alert clinical and administrative staff on the signs, symptoms, and testing for monkeypox. Clinical guidance is drafted and will be issued imminently. The BOP is working closely with the CDC and will continue to assess the risk to staff and inmates and respond as needed to any positive cases within our environment.

Updated guidance and protocols will be published as needed in conjunction with recommendations from the CDC and other healthcare experts to keep BOP staff, the inmate population, and the public safe and healthy.