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Alabama Department of Corrections COVID-19 update

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The ADOC was informed via self-reporting that one staff member has tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sept. 11:

  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one (1) staff member

This individual promptly self-quarantined under the direction of his or her healthcare provider.

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 this staff member. 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-three 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 eight inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sept. 11:

  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – three inmates
  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – five 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.

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

 

 


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