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Containing COVID-19 at First State prisons

Sophia Schmidt
Delaware Public Media

Delaware’s Department of Correction recently announced in-person visitation at state prisons can resume at the end of the month.

Visitation was suspended in March as a precaution to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

But after an outbreak resulted in 148 cases and seven deaths among inmates, the state says only one inmate is still testing positive for the virus.

Delaware Public Media’s Nick Ciolino recently spoke with DOC Commissioner Claire DeMatteis about the steps taken to contain the virus in prisons, and preparations for a possible second wave of cases.