Intake quarantine testing again detects COVID case at St Albans prison

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Intake quarantine testing again detects COVID case at St Albans prison

Thu, 01/06/2022 - 12:26pm -- tim

Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Department of Corrections detected one new incarcerated case of COVID-19 during intake quarantine at Northwest State Correctional Facility (NWSCF) in St. Albans. The testing was conducted January 4.

As of Thursday morning, five incarcerated individuals are considered positive across three Vermont facilities, all of which were identified in intake quarantine.

Statewide, 41 positive staff cases currently exist across six correctional facilities, six field offices, and Central Office.

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-friendsClick here for the direct link to the online Friends and Family portal.

Updates and data on the COVID-19 response in Vermont’s correctional facilities can be found at https://doc.vermont.gov/covid-19-information-page. Prior press updates can be found at https://doc.vermont.gov/content/press-releases.

Source: 1.6.2022. Waterbury. Vermont Department of Corrections