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Department of Corrections Taking Steps To Prevent Virus Spread In Facilities

FILE: The Utah State Prison in Draper. (Utah Department of Corrections)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Officials at the Utah Department of Corrections said they are taking steps to make sure recent COVID-19 outbreaks in the state don’t come to corrections facilities.

Authorities said inmates are provided with cleaning supplies to sanitize locations in the facilities. If inmates have to quarantine, they are moved to isolation units so they don’t infect others.

Right now, officials said they do need more assistance when there is a need to quarantine.

In those cases, all duties go to staff members at the facilities. They are working on bringing in more help to make sure cross contamination isn’t an issue.

The department plans to live stream briefings more regularly. Those broadcasts can be found on the Department of Corrections Facebook page.

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