Del. DOC temporarily suspends in-person visitation due to rise in COVID-19 cases

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DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Correction is temporarily suspending in-person visitation in all of its Level V prison and Level IV work release and violation of probation facilities as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19.

This comes as public health officials report rapidly increasing numbers of positive COVID-19 tests among the general population and indications of significant community spread of the diseaase.

We’re told that due to DOC’s aggressive cleaning, screening, and mitigation measures that have continued uninterrupted since this spring, there are only two isolated cases of COVID-19 among inmates at this time, both at Sussex Correctional Institution. There have been no new positive inmate COVID-19 test results since October 29th.

Visitation will be suspended effective tomorrow, November 12th.

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