MADISON, Wis. (Wisconsin State Journal) — All prisoners and staff in Wisconsin’s 36 adult prisons will be tested for COVID-19 under the state Department of Corrections’ plan to resume more normal operations.
The Wisconsin State Journal reported Thursday that the procedures include quarantining new prisoners and transfers for 14 days.
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The department resumed accepting new prisoners and accepting transfers on Monday, after a moratorium that Gov. Tony Evers issued on March 23 expired.
Visits from friends and family remain suspended. The department is also about a third of the way through its plan that started in May to test all 21,800 adult inmates.