NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19


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NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19


July 23, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that four staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). They are employed in the following institutions: Lincoln Correctional Center (LCC), Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (DEC), Omaha Correctional Center (OCC) and the Nebraska State Penitentiary (NSP).  All four individuals are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who work and live in the impacted facilities as to the new positive cases. In addition, anyone who may have had close contact with those staff members will be directed to self-quarantine until they are cleared by a medical provider.

This brings the total number of NDCS staff members diagnosed with COVID-19 to 37. Twenty-three of those individuals have recovered from COVID-19.