Waterbury, VT – The Vermont Department of Corrections is announcing six incarcerated individuals tested positive for COVID-19: four symptomatic incarcerated individuals from general population at the Northeast Correctional Complex (NECC) in St. Johnsbury, one incarcerated individual from general population at Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility (CRCF) in South Burlington, and one symptomatic intake in isolation at CRCF.
The four new positive individuals at NECC resided in the same building as the five prior positives.
Both facilities are on full lockdown, contact tracing is underway, and Vermont DOC and Vermont Department of Health are coordinating follow-up testing for both facilities.
As of Thursday afternoon, 17 incarcerated individuals are considered positive across four Vermont facilities.
Statewide, 65 positive staff cases currently exist across six correctional facilities, six field offices, and the Vermont Correctional Academy.
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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