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ADOC COVID-19 update

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that 17 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Dec. 4:

  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama) – one staff member
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – two staff members
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Alpine, Alabama)– one staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one staff member
  • Frank Lee Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Deatsville, Alabama) – one staff member
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed (Hamilton, Alabama) – one staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – seven staff members
  • Staton Correctional Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – three staff members

These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.

The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.

Two hundred thirty-five COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Four hundred seventy-five staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC has confirmed that 24 inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Dec. 4:

  • Alabama Therapeutic Educational Facility (Columbiana, Alabama) – one inmate
  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – one inmate
  • Birmingham Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – two inmates
  • Childersburg Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center – one inmate
  • Donaldson Correctional Facility (Bessemer, Alabama) – one inmate
  • Hamilton Aged and Infirmed – six inmates
  • Hamilton Community-Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama) – one inmate
  • Limestone Correctional Facility – six inmates
  • St. Clair Correctional Facility (Springville, Alabama) – four inmates
  • Staton Correctional Facility – one inmate

Newly identified positive case(s) include inmate(s) who are symptomatic and inmate(s) who are asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

Eight hundred ninety-eight total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, 104 of which remain active.

 


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