NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19

NDCS staff member positive for COVID-19


CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

OFFICE 402-479-5713 | laura.strimple@nebraska.gov


October 5, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that a staff member with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP). That person is self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in that facility as to the positive case.  In addition, anyone who may have had close contact with the staff member will be directed to self-quarantine until cleared by a medical provider.

This brings the total number of NDCS staff members diagnosed with COVID-19 to 161. One hundred and sixteen of those individuals have recovered from COVID-19.