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Nevada to resume prisoner visits on May 1 after year-plus suspension

The Nevada Department of Corrections will resume prison visits starting next month, officials said.

Visitations will begin on May 1, more than a year after they were canceled in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a statement from the department posted to Facebook on Tuesday.

Visitors must be at least 5 years old and will be administered a rapid COVID-19 test, the department said. They also will have their temperatures taken and must wear a face mask.

Only two people will be allowed to visit with a prisoner at a time, the department said. Visitations are being kept at a “limited capacity,” and visiting hours will vary at each institution.

The department’s statement did not include details on specific facilities.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg on Twitter.

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