NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19

NDCS staff members positive for COVID-19


CONTACT Laura Strimple, Chief of Staff

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


December 30, 2020 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that seven staff members with the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services (NDCS) are positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff members are employed at the following locations: Tecumseh State Correctional Institution (2), Nebraska State Penitentiary (2), Community Corrections Center – Omaha (1), Nebraska Correctional Youth Facility (1) and the Central Office (1). All staff members are self-isolating at home.

Notification will be provided to those who live and work in those locations as to the positive cases.  In addition, anyone who may have had close contact with the staff members 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 468. Three hundred and eighty-six of those individuals have recovered from COVID-19.