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Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Correctional Facilities

The purpose of this audit was to provide information on the Department of Public Safety and Corrections’ (DOC) response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the correctional facilities it oversees. Overall, DOC faced multiple issues and challenges in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic. DOC protocols complied with CDC guidance in the areas of testing, medical isolation, screening, visitation, personal protective equipment, social distancing, and transfers. However, it did not have processes to verify that correctional facilities implemented these protocols.
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic in Secure Care Facilities

The purpose of this audit was to provide information on the Office of Juvenile Justice’s (OJJ) response to the COVID-19 pandemic in its secure care facilities. Overall, OJJ faced multiple issues and challenges in addressing the pandemic. We found the agency’s protocols generally complied with guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for medical isolation, screening, visitation, personal protective equipment, and social distancing. However, agency officials were unable to verify whether the facilities consistently followed the protocols because of the suspension...
District of Columbia Auditor

Bending the Curve: Policies to Mitigate COVID-19 in DC & The Region

This report builds on prior analyses and the results of a body of work published since the beginning of the pandemic to assess the role of the COVID-19 mitigation policy in reducing the impacts of COVID-19 on different populations across the United States and, specifically, in Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.
Louisiana Legislative Auditor

Louisiana's Response to COVID-19 in Nursing Facilities

The purpose of this audit was to provide information on Louisiana’s response to COVID-19 in nursing facilities. We found that nursing facilities in Louisiana faced staffing challenges throughout the COVID-19 pandemic because of staff exposure to COVID-19, illness, or the need to care for family members.
District of Columbia Auditor

Analysis of Demographics and Mobility Across D.C. During COVID-19

In the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, decision makers across the world created policies to curb the spread of the disease. These policies influenced many aspects of society in an effort to reduce COVID-19 caseload and deaths and limit economic impacts. There is now a growing set of data capturing policies, the effects on the policy environment, and the ongoing impacts of the pandemic itself on different regions and populations, as measured by these different impacts. Together, these data provide a basis to better understand how and whether policies achieved their intended outcomes and...
District of Columbia Auditor

School Closures as a Pandemic Mitigation Policy

The goal of this report is to highlight and put into context scientific findings that currently exist around school reopening's, detail key policy measures undertaken within the United States and globally, and bring together the impacts that school closures have had on students and parents in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
District of Columbia Auditor

Mitigation Policy During the Pandemic [initial findings]

The analysis presented here establishes a baseline of policies that were implemented in the National Capital Region (NCR)1 , aligned with the intent of the policy, and the data sources available to provide context, including population and demographic, mobility, COVID-19 caseload and death, economic, and geographic data.