COVID-19 UPDATE: Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Confirms Two Cases of Coronavirus

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The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) continues to take all necessary precautions related to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Florida.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Florida Department of Juvenile Justice continues to take all necessary precautions related to COVID-19 in Florida.

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak in Florida, DJJ has coordinated a proactive and comprehensive response to keep all youth and staff safe within state-operated juvenile detention centers and residential commitment programs.

DJJ is committed to keeping its stakeholders, community partners and the general public informed on the number of positive COVID-19 cases in its state-operated juvenile detention centers and juvenile residential commitment programs.

Parents and guardians of youth at DJJ programs are also notified of positive cases. These numbers will be updated regularly on our website.

There have been two confirmed cases within the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice facilities. The two cases were confirmed to be employees/contracted staff.

One case was at the Broward Youth Treatment Center, while the other was at the Pinellas Regional Juvenile Detention Center.

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