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St. Johnsbury prison in lockdown following positive COVID cases

Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury
Northeast Correctional Complex in St. Johnsbury(WCAX)
Published: Nov. 1, 2021 at 11:31 PM EDT|Updated: Nov. 2, 2021 at 5:28 AM EDT
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ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (WCAX) - The Northeast Correctional Complex prison is in full lockdown after several inmates tested positive for COVID-19.

The Vermont Department of Corrections says seven inmates all in the same housing unit tests came back positive. The first case was detected on Oct. 25. On Oct. 29, six additional positive cases came back from the same unit.

The entire facility will be tested on Tuesday and Friday.

As of Monday, a total of seven staff members and seven inmates statewide have COVID-19. Five of Vermont’s correctional facilities and one field office have positive staff cases.

All positive incarcerated cases are at NECC.

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