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DCF COVID-19 Information

Mental Health Treatment Facilities

  • DCF Secretary Chad Poppell has directed all state mental health treatment facilities to suspend visitation until April 15. State mental health treatment facilities are instructed to encourage the use of alternative communication methods such as teleconferencing, phone calls, and writing letters. Visitation restrictions will be reassessed on April 15.
  • DCF implemented strategies for COVID-19 prevention at all three state mental health treatment facilities, as well as the South Florida mental health facilities run by Wellpath Recovery Solutions, a contracted partner. They are reporting daily updates to ensure compliance with virus prevention and monitor potential outbreaks.

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