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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  1. from what i have heard the corrections officer that had tested positive failed to tell anyone for a week which makes me wonder how many inmates that were exposed from the negligence of the officer that was involved… MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE INMATES WHO ARE STUCK THERE AND DESERVE TO GO HOME TO THERE FAMILIES THROUGH THIS TIME OF CRISIS….

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