On November 9th, Missouri stopped reporting deaths of incarcerated people and staff and the number of incarcerated people tested for COVID-19. On November 24th, CPP began reporting these variables as not reported (“NR”). On November 25th, Missouri resumed reporting of deaths but did not resume reporting the number of people tested. CPP reached out to Missouri’s DOC to understand why there was a change in data reporting and have not yet received a response.
Colorado began reporting cumulative inmate positives and inmates tested under different variable names. With these changes, there was a significant decrease in the reported number of incarcerated people tested for COVID-19. CPP was told by a DOC representative that this decrease was due to changes in data reporting and that these values will likely continue to fluctuate until data has been merged to their new system.
West Virginia began listing facility level data for staff COVID data. CPP does not include data for jail facilities or parole/probation (community corrections) facilities in our aggregate COVID counts. This removal lead to a decrease in cumulative staff positives in WV.
Rhode Island began defining the facilities included within their data. CPP does not include data for administrative facilities in our aggregate COVID counts. This removal lead to a decrease in cumulative staff positives in RI.