Staff member at Newport prison tests positive for COVID-19

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NEWPORT — A staff member at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport has tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a statement issued by the Vermont Department of Corrections, the staff member last worked on Tuesday, March 17.

The Department says they have obtained a list of all staff who had contact with the individual on their last day of work.

Immediate steps to further protect the employees and inmates at the facility are underway.

The Department of Corrections says they are undertaking a deep cleaning of the areas where the staff member worked.

No more information is currently available at this time.

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