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St. Albans prison remains on lockdown following positive cases

Northwest State Correctional Facility
Northwest State Correctional Facility(WCAX)
Published: Feb. 12, 2021 at 8:03 AM EST
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ST. ALBANS, Vt. (WCAX) - The Vermont Department of Corrections is reporting 18 new cases among inmates and staff at various facilties.

At the Northwest State Correctional Facility in St. Albans, 13 inmates and three staff have tested positive for COVID. We are told the lockdown that was put in place there at the end of January will continue as they await test results from Thursday. Officials say the outbreak looks to be contained to two units. A response team made up of DOC and Department of Health staff will be meeting to make recommendations about the next steps once contact tracing is complete.

One staff member tested positive at The Southern State Correctional Facility in Springfield. That facility has returned to modified operations after their lockdown and officials say they are still waiting on testing results.

One staff member tested positive at Burlington Probation and Parole.

The Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility in South Burlington has ended a lockdown after outbreak testing results came back negative for all staff and inmates.

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