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Alabama Department of Corrections COVID-19 update


MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that four staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sept. 21:

  • Bullock Correctional Facility (Union Springs, Alabama) – one staff member
  • Fountain Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one staff member
  • Holman Correctional Facility (Atmore, Alabama) – one staff member
  • Limestone Correctional Facility (Harvest, Alabama) – one staff member

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.

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

The ADOC has confirmed that three inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Sept. 21:

  • Ventress Correctional Facility (Clayton, Alabama) – three (3) inmates

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.

Four hundred eight (408) total cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population, sixteen (16) of which remain active.

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