Testing finds five new incarcerated individuals and staff positives in Newport, Springfield, St Albans
Vermont Department of Corrections (Vermont DOC) is reporting five new COVID-19 cases across three facilities:
- One new incarcerated positive at Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) in Newport;
- Two new incarcerated positives at Northwest State Correctional Facility (NWSCF) in St. Albans;
- Two new staff positives at Southern State Correctional Facility (SSCF) in Springfield.
These five new cases were detected through a combination of surveillance, intake, and outbreak testing conducted August 31, September 1 and September 2.
Northern and Northwest are both on full lockdown; the entire facility in Newport is testing today, as well as NWSCF staff. All staff and incarcerated individuals at SSCF are testing tomorrow, September 8.
There are now a total of 13 COVID-positive incarcerated individuals and zero COVID-positive staff at NSCF; 20 prior positive incarcerated individuals at NSCF have been medically cleared since the beginning of the recent outbreak, as well as seven COVID-positive staff. Statewide, there are 15 COVID-positive incarcerated individuals and three COVID-positive staff.
Families and friends of incarcerated individuals are encouraged to reach out to the Vermont DOC Office of Constituency Services with questions: https://doc.vermont.gov/information-inmate-families-and-friends. Click here for the direct link to the online Friends and Family portal.
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. – Vermont Department of Corrections 9.7.2021