5 DOC recruits, 6 officers test positive for COVID-19; inmates remain COVID-free

Department of Corrections (PNC file photo)

Within the past week, five recruits and six officers assigned to the Adult Correctional
Facility in Mangilao have tested positive for COVID-19.

Several of the officers began experiencing flu-like symptoms while off-duty and others were secured from duty when they reported they did not feel well.

Through DOC’s contact tracing, 19 officers were ordered to quarantine at home for 14 days and if they start to experience symptoms, seek medical attention.

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In addition, on Sunday, Oct. 25, as a result of contact tracing with one of the officers
that tested positive, DOC Medical Clinic tested 20 inmates and 10 officers. All results came back negative.

As of today, due to our strict protocol and aggressive response, our inmate population remains COVID-19 free.

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