Waterbury, VT – The Vermont Department of Corrections is announcing an active outbreak at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility (MVRCF) in Rutland, where 15 incarcerated individuals and one staff member have tested positive since February 10.
Testing on February 14 returned eight new positive cases, officially confirming the outbreak. The 15 total incarcerated positive cases were detected in three general population units, including 11 positives from one unit.
The Rutland facility is on full lockdown and contact tracing is underway. Vermont DOC and Vermont Department of Health are coordinating on follow-up testing.
As of Tuesday evening, 54 incarcerated individuals were considered positive across four Vermont facilities. Statewide, 20 positive staff cases currently exist across five correctional facilities, three 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-friends. Click 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.
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