Coronavirus infection rates have skyrocketed in residential centers across the country. In New Jersey, prisons and healthcare institutions have seen astronomical rates of infection and deaths in comparison to the statewide statistics. To reduce the spread of COVID-19 among these vulnerable populations, employees are being asked to wear PPE and observe social distancing guidelines. Many scientific experts and social workers are also encouraging all patients and inmates to be immediately tested. Without adopting these safety measures, these institutions can become new epicenters of the disease.
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