ICE ERO Releases Updated COVID-19 Pandemic Response Requirements for ICE Detention Facilities

ICE ERO updated its COVID-19 Pandemic Response Requirements (PRR) to set forth expectations and to assist detention facility operators in sustaining detention operations during the pandemic. The PRR sets mandatory requirements and best practices for all detention facilities housing ICE detainees, and includes additional guidance related to COVID-19 vaccination. Changes include:

  • Fraihat requirements apply to all detainees in over-72-hour facilities.
  • Individuals being held under Title 42 authority are subject to the Fraihat court order and must be identified, reported, and monitored as such.
  • While ICE cannot force individuals in detention to be vaccinated, all detention facilities are responsible for ensuring their ICE detainees are offered the COVID vaccine in accordance with state priorities and guidance.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 20041335.

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