America has become a global epicenter in the COVID-19 pandemic, and some of the country’s most vulnerable people are in jails, prisons, and detention centers—places where they are at extreme risk of infection and have no ability to protect themselves. This moment highlights the vital need to shift away from punitive practices that funnel people into our jails and prisons toward solutions that prioritize the health and safety of every person. Now is the time for government leaders to be bold and to take immediate action—to release people from custody and divert others from entering detention. Vera is producing guidance, working with government partners, and drawing attention to best practices to support justice systems in responding swiftly to protect people from COVID-19 while preserving due process for everyone.