Despite the requirements, inspectors found that 77 centers were allowed to continue operating on campus without a verification checklist. follow. Job Corps officials don’t always reject covid-19-related plans that don’t meet the checklist’s standards. For example, one center’s plan was approved, even though it lacked physical distancing guidelines. Blaming inadequate resources, program officials also failed to conduct timely covid-19 surveillance in many facilities. As of July 2021, Job Corps reportedly inspected only 54 of the 112 centers that had resumed in-person operations at the time. Officials expect all 121 centers to reopen by the end of the year.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2021/11/16/job-corps-pandemic-inspector-general-report/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=wp_politics | Job Corps pandemic surveillance has loopholes that ‘increase risk’ to students, staff, Inspector General finds