On June 3, 2020

Corrections reports no new Covid-19 cases at Rutland facility

Covid-19 test results from Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility (MVRCF) in Rutland detected no new cases of coronavirus, according to a news release May 28. The Vermont Dept. of Health performed a total of 117 inmate tests and 87 staff tests at the Rutland facility.

MVRCF is the fourth Vermont facility to have all staff and inmates tested for novel coronavirus under the state’s Covid-19 mitigation strategy for Vermont’s six prisons.

“After mass testing four facilities, we’ve only seen one new positive test. That says something about the good work happening inside our facilities. This doesn’t come without teamwork, dedication and cooperation,” said Interim Commissioner James Baker. “I appreciate the hard work done by Superintendent Sue Ransom-Kelley and the cooperation of staff members in this challenging time.”

Mass testing has now been conducted on all staff and inmates at Northwest State Correctional Facility, Chittenden Regional Correctional Facility, Northeast Correctional Complex and Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility. Vermont Dept. of Health staff will begin testing staff and inmates at Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport this week.

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