All staff and inmates at Marble Valley Regional Correctional Facility (MVRCF) in Rutland were tested for Covid-19 on Saturday, June 20, and all came back negative. Another round of testing will be done Monday, June 29. This mass testing comes after an inmate tested positive for the virus on Tuesday, June 16.
“As states and courts begin to reopen, the risk of Covid-19 spreading to close-contact facilities grows,” said Interim Commissioner James Baker. “I’m thankful for the swift action by the Vermont Department of Health and Department of Corrections teams and we are prepared to respond.”
This is the second time MVRCF has undergone comprehensive testing. On May 28, the Vermont Department of Health performed a total of 117 inmate tests and 87 staff tests at the Rutland facility. All tests were negative then, too.
Daily updates on the Covid-19 response in Vermont’s correctional facilities can be found at doc.vermont.gov/Covid-19-information-page.