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Alabama Department of Corrections COVID-19 update

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that six staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sept. 7:

  • Bibb Correctional Facility (Brent, Alabama) – two staff members
  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – three staff members
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one staff member

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.

Thirty-one COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. Three hundred forty staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.

The ADOC has confirmed that twenty-seven inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sept. 7:

  • Draper Quarantine Intake Facility (Elmore, Alabama) – eighteen inmates
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – nine inmates

Newly identified positive cases include inmates who are symptomatic and inmates 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 inmates are currently housed.

Three hundred eighty-six total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-nine of which remain active.

 

Three hundred eighty-six (386) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, forty-nine (49) of which remain active.


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