DOC limits visitations due to coronavirus

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Posted at 12:31 PM, Mar 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-13 13:41:43-04

Wisconsin Department of Corrects is putting a limit on visitations to people in their care to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

"We take our responsibility to protect staff and persons in our care very seriously, and out of an abundance of caution are taking actions to minimize the risk of bringing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) into facilities," reads the DOC's letter.

The DOC understands limiting visits, including from volunteers, will greatly impact people in their care along with families. They say they will be reviewing this decision and continually evaluating the situation on a daily basis.

According to the release, they are looking into other methods of communication while visits are suspended.

In the meantime, professional visits will continue, but the DOC will make accommodations for phone calls and video conferences to create non-contact visits whenever possible.