VIRGINIA (WRIC) — The Virginia Department of Corrections (VADOC) has temporarily suspended in-person visitation due to spikes in COVID cases.

On Monday, VADOC tweeted, “due to an increase in the number of inmate and staff COVID-19 cases, in-person visitation at all facilities has been temporarily suspended through February 13, 2022. We appreciate your understanding.”

Earlier this month, VADOC suspended in-person visitation through January 28, but has since announced the extension to that initial period.

As of January 24, 2022:

Inmate Totals

  • 13,246 Total positive cases to date
  • 1,887 Active cases on-site
  • 1 Active case in hospitals
  • 57 COVID-19 positive deaths

Staff Totals

  • 660 Active cases
  • 5 COVID-19 positive deaths