The increase in COVID-19 cases is also affecting prisons, since 32 active cases were reported Thursday at the Cowansville prison in Estrie.
The Correctional Service Canada said it is “monitoring the situation closely” and has implemented health measures to limit the spread of the virus.
“This is an evolving situation; we will continue to apply and strengthen infection prevention and control measures to prevent and control the spread of COVID-19, then we will adapt our measures according to public health advice, ”he said in a press release. .
Medical masks have thus been made available to inmates and employees of the establishment, while visits have been temporarily suspended.
Inmates have been vaccinated since January 2021 and all new arrivals are offered vaccination in all establishments, it was reminded.