Wyoming Department of Corrections provides update on virus in state facilities | Coronavirus

CHEYENNE – As of Friday, the number of active COVID-19 cases (confirmed positives) and recoveries (previously confirmed positives that have been cleared by the Wyoming Department of Health to return to the general inmate population or to work) within the Wyoming Department of Corrections prison system are as follows:

Wyoming State Penitentiary in Rawlins:

  • Inmate population: 0 active cases and 103 recoveries
  • Staff population: 1 active case and 25 recoveries
  • Wyoming Medium Correctional Institution in Torrington:
  • Inmate population: 0 active cases and 4 recoveries
  • Staff population: 0 active case and 8 recoveries
  • Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton:
  • Inmate population: 0 positive cases over time
  • Staff population: 1 active case and no further positive cases over time
  • Wyoming Honor Conservation Camp in Newcastle:
  • Inmate population: 0 positive cases over time
  • Staff population: 0 active cases and 3 recoveries
  • Wyoming Women’s Center in Lusk:
  • Inmate population: 0 positive cases over time
  • Staff
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Va. Department of Corrections working with VDH, CDC to manage COVID-19 outbreak at Deerfield Correctional Center

RICHMOND, Va. (WDBJ) – The Virginia Department of Corrections says it has taken major steps to mitigate the COVID-19 outbreak at Deerfield Correctional Center.

DFCC contains Virginia’s largest population of geriatric male inmates, many of whom have serious health conditions. Because manny of the inmates live in assisted living or nursing home-type environments, the VADOC is using health guidelines for nursing homes, in addition to corrections guidelines, to handle the outbreak.

“The department’s pandemic response plan consists of more than 900 pages of documents addressing every situation we have faced during this pandemic,” said VADOC Director Harold Clarke.  “We responded to the outbreak at Deerfield with months of knowledge and best practices that we’ve developed since the beginning of the pandemic.  As we’ve witnessed in nursing homes everywhere, the offender population at Deerfield is unfortunately more vulnerable to the coronavirus.”

COVID-19 tests were performed on 605 offenders and 232 staff

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