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COVID-19 Cases Detected in Newport Facility Staff, Population

Waterbury, VT – Eight new cases of COVID-19 were detected in outbreak testing at Northern State Correctional Facility (NSCF) in Newport conducted on November 10. Five of the cases are in the incarcerated population and three are among staff.

There are now a total of five incarcerated cases and nine staff cases at NSCF. The facility is on full lockdown and contact tracing is underway. Further testing dates will be scheduled in partnership with Vermont Department of Health (VDH).

As of Friday morning, a total of 16 incarcerated individuals have been medically cleared from COVID-19 status in the outbreak at the Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury, leaving a total of four incarcerated positives at that facility. Statewide there are currently 10 positive incarcerated cases and 17 positive staff cases across four correctional facilities and one field 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 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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