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Seven Incarcerated Individuals in St. Johnsbury Test Positive for COVID-19

Waterbury, VT – Northeast Correctional Complex (NECC) in St. Johnsbury is on full lockdown after seven incarcerated individuals in general population tested positive for COVID-19.

All incarcerated individuals live in the same housing unit. The first case was detected through testing conducted October 25, resulting in the unit being placed on full lockdown. Testing on October 29 revealed six additional positive cases from that unit. As part of outbreak protocol, the entire facility was put on full lockdown upon receipt of the positive results Sunday.

The entire facility will be tested on Tuesday and Friday.

As of Monday, a total of seven staff members and seven incarcerated individuals statewide are positive for the virus. Five of Vermont’s correctional facilities and one field office have positive staff cases. All positive incarcerated cases are at NECC.

Families and friends of incarcerated individuals are encouraged to reach out to the Vermont DOC Office of Constituency Services with questions: 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

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