Fayette County Prison shuts down visitation after correctional officers, inmates test positive for COVID-19

Source: Pittsburgh Action News 4

July 24, 2020


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No visitation or public admittance will be allowed at the Fayette County Prison for at least two weeks — a move prompted by recent positive COVID-19 tests among inmates and correctional officers, the district attorney said Friday.

The new safety measures are being taken after three correctional officers and two inmates tested positive for the virus this week, District Attorney Rich Bower said.

County officials said these cases are the first at the prison since the coronavirus pandemic began.

Along with the five positive tests, nine other officers are self-quarantining while they await test results, Bower said.

Officials said the county is in the process of testing all 200-plus people who are at the prison, including staff and inmates.

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