In-person visits to B.C.’s Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford have been suspended following an outbreak of COVID-19 at the facility.
The Correctional Service of Canada said 28 inmates at the prison are affected and staff have put measures in place to minimize the spread of the virus.
The organization said all staff members have been provided with personal protective equipment (PPE) including medical masks, N95 respirators and face shields. All inmates are provided with medical masks and are encouraged to wear them at all times when not in their cells. Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting throughout the site are continuing.
CSC also said all inmates are offered COVID-19 vaccines, including boosters.
Virtual options are being used to replace in-person visits at this time.
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