No new COVID cases in third round of DOC prison testing

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No new COVID cases in third round of DOC prison testing

Mon, 10/19/2020 - 3:20pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The third round of mass testing for all Vermont facilities showed no new positive cases of COVID-19 among the more than 2,000 Vermont staff and inmates tested. The testing schedule included the six in-state facilities and Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility (TCCF) in Tutwiler, Mississippi.

This latest round of testing was conducted as part of Vermont DOC and Vermont Health Department’s plan to test all Vermont facilities on a rotating basis. The fourth round of mass testing began Monday, October 19, at Northwest State Correctional Facility.

“I’m deeply appreciative of the effort and hard work of Vermont DOC staff in keeping our facilities clean,” said Commissioner Jim Baker. “This is not a time to let our guard down. Our approach of ‘testing to suppress’ is saving lives, and I am grateful for the sacrifice Vermont DOC staff are making every day to ensure we see results like this.”

As of October 19, 204 Vermont inmates are housed at Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility. Seven inmates left TCCF on October 19 and will arrive at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility in Rutland on October 20.

Incarcerated Individuals Testing Information by Race

The In-State and Out-of-State Incarcerated Population COVID Testing by Race Tables include race details for all individuals who were tested while housed in Vermont in-state and out-of-state correctional facilities, separately.

The Point-in-Time Total Incarcerated Population Race Data Tables include race details for all individuals incarcerated in Vermont in-state and out-of-state correctional facilities, separately. These are point-in-time analyses, so this information is accurate as of 10pm on the date listed on the table. THESE TABLES DO NOT REFLECT COVID-19 RACE DETAILS, BUT ARE PROVIDED AS REFERENCE FOR THE COVID TESTING BY RACE TABLES.

NOTE: Incarcerated Population Testing Information by Race will be updated less frequently than the other Trackers provided on this page.

In-State Incarcerated Population COVID Testing by Race

Out-of-State Incarcerated Population COVID Testing by Race

Staff Report

The Department will report confirmed positive test results of DOC staff. The Department will not release any information that could lead to the identification of a staff member.

This report is accurate as of 2 pm on the report date. Information in red indicates new information since the last report.

Daily updates on the COVID-19 response in Vermont’s correctional facilities can be found at https://doc.vermont.gov/covid-19-information-page

Source: Waterbury, Vt., October 19, 2020 – DOC