Despite ‘Universal Testing’ At Juvenile Detention Centers, Few Have Had COVID-19 Tests

Gov. Larry Hogan announced on May 20 that the state would do “universal testing” for COVID-19 at juvenile detention facilities. But the vast majority of both the youth residents and the staff at these facilities have yet to be tested, and the state Department of Juvenile Services doesn’t expect to finish the first round of tests until the end of July.

Department of Juvenile Services officials said they have so far tested all of the staff at three of their 13 facilities and the youth at five.  

This story aired on WYPR. Read the full story here.

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