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COVID-19 outbreak at youth correctional facility highlights challenges for kids

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A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared at a correctional centre for youth in North Battleford, Sask.The Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) declared the outbreak at Drumming Hill Youth Centre on Feb.

4.Two staff at the centre have tested positive for the virus, said Margherita Vittorelli, a spokesperson for Saskatchewan’s corrections ministry.

The SHA declares an outbreak when two or more people in a given setting test positive. Aid organizations flag housing gap for people leaving Saskatchewan jails “These infections may have occurred in the community and not in the course of their work in corrections,” Vittorelli said in an emailed statement.All six youth in custody at the centre have tested negative, she said, while staff testing is.

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