Correctional staff member tests positive for COVID-19

Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury
Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury(WCAX)
Published: Oct. 28, 2020 at 11:18 PM EDT
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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - A second staff member at the prison in St. Johnsbury has tested positive for COVID-19.

That person was last in the Northeast Correctional Complex on Tuesday after being tested on Monday.

Close contact staffers are in quarantine, and the prison remains on full lockdown until results come back from another round of mass testing set for Nov. 2.

The first positive case was last in the building just over two weeks ago.

Corrections have not found a connection between the two cases.

Since the start of the pandemic, 24 staff members have been infected at facilities statewide.

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