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

February 17, 2021 (Lincoln, Neb.) – Today, Director Scott R. Frakes announced that eight 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 Correctional Center for Women (1), Lincoln Correctional Center (1), Diagnostic and Evaluation Center (1), Omaha Correctional Center (1), Community Corrections Center – Lincoln (1) and Cornhusker State Industries (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.

This brings the total number of NDCS staff members diagnosed with COVID-19 to 531. Four hundred and ninety-five of those individuals have recovered from COVID-19.