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In-person visitation at Office of Juvenile Justice Secure Care facilities suspended

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Posted at 9:27 AM, Jan 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-06 10:27:10-05

The Office of Juvenile Justice says that in-person visitation will be suspended due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Louisiana.

The OJJ says they will begin limiting the number of visitors, contractors and deliveries on secure care campuses until further notice. As of January 6, 2022, all in person family visitation is suspended.

Video visitation will continue, they say.

The OJJ says they will examine data and guidance from state and national public health officials to determine when it will be appropriate for visitation to resume.

"All individuals entering secure care facilities will be screened per public health guidelines including temperature checks. PPE continues to be distributed throughout the secure care facilities. Quarantine and isolation guidelines are still in place to accommodate any exposure that has been determined."

The Office of Juvenile Justice will be working with its medical provider, Wellpath and guidance from the Louisiana Office of Public Health to determine the most appropriate testing and treatment protocols for youth and staff.

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