DOC will also have prisoners tested for COVID-19

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The Department of Corrections is waiting for the results of the COVID-19 testing conducted on its employees and they are also working on getting the prison population tested as well.

195 DOC civilian and security personnel were tested for COVID-19 last Thursday. DOC Major Antone Aguon says that the testing was conducted through Public Health which began informing DOC employees of their results last Friday.

Aguon said he does not have knowledge of any staff testing positive at this time.

Nationally, prison populations have been identified as “petry dishes” for COVID-19.

Aguon said DOC is working on a plan to have inmates and detainees tested for the virus by next week.

The testing of DOC staff and it’s prison population was brought on by two confirmed positive tests involving a DOC recruit and corrections officer.

Aguon shares that the last officer who tested positive remains on leave but for personal reasons.

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Jolene joined the PNC team in 2017, as a producer, co-anchor and investigative reporter covering law enforcement, courts and crimes. Notable coverage includes the Ehlert case, the Mark Torre Jr. trial, the Allan Agababa trial, exclusive pieces on the Life of a Drug Dealer/Addict, and Life behind bars...the story of Honofre Chargualaf and Kevin Cruz. In 2019, she was promoted to Assistant News Director and Lead Anchor. From 2015 to 2017 she served as Public Relations and Promotions Manager, for the Hotel Nikko Guam handling local radio and advertorial promotions, as well as produced and directed tv commercials for the hotel. Prior to this she worked with KUAM for three years as a reporter and segment host. She began her journalism career in 2012, working with Glimpses of Guam contributing to the Guam Business Magazine, R&R magazine, MDM magazine and the Marianas Business Journal.