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Office of Refugee Resettlement Influx Care Facilities and Emergency Intake Sites: COVID-19 Protocol and Reporting

In response to the increase in the number of unaccompanied children transferred into the custody of the Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), ORR opened temporary facilities known as Influx Care Facilities (ICF) and Emergency Intake Sites (EIS). In March 2021, ORR issued new guidelines, in consultation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), for safeguarding against COVID-19 in ORR facilities, including guidance for shortening COVID-19 quarantine duration and increasing testing. Our audit will determine whether the ICF and EIS, which are not State-licensed, have procedures in place to promptly identify and treat children coming into care who have COVID-19 and mitigate the spread of the disease in their facilities. Additionally, we will assess the completeness of ICF and EIS facilities' COVID-19 testing data and results reported to ORR and State/local health entities, as appropriate.

Announced or Revised Agency Title Component Report Number(s) Expected Issue Date (FY)
June 2021 Administration for Children and Families Office of Refugee Resettlement Influx Care Facilities and Emergency Intake Sites: COVID-19 Protocol and Reporting Office of Audit Services W-00-21-59458 2022