In-person visits to resume at some State Correctional Institutions

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Houtzdale State Correction facility.

CLEARFIELD COUNTY, Pa. (WTAJ) — The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections (DOC) announced that three more facilities will be allowing in-person visits, including SCI Houtzdale.

Thursday, July 22, SCI Houtzdale will begin reinstating scheduled in-person visits. Visitors are reminded that visits must be scheduled online at least three days in advance. Visitors who arrive without a scheduled appointment will be turned away.

Each visit will be at least one hour in duration and timeslots are determined by the facility and inmate housing location. No-cost video visits are still available as an option for people to visit with loved ones.

Visitors will be required to complete a COVID questionnaire and temperature screening. All inmates and visitors ages 2 and older are required to wear a facemask when inside the facility.

For more information on in-person visits, view the reopening of facilities page on the DOC website.

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