Two corrections workers, inmate test positive for COVID-19

Posted at 2:43 PM, Mar 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-30 14:45:41-04

BALTIMORE — Two Maryland Department of Corrections workers and one inmate have tested positive for COVID-19.

The three victims are cases are out of facilities in Baltimore and Jessup.

Officials are reviewing if the three came into contact with any other staff or inmates.

The Department has identified locations and spaces within its facilities for isolation and quarantine.

Correctional facility visits were canceled. Modified movements, curtailed programming, and grab-and-go meals with no congregation in the dining halls have been implemented.

Trained Department personnel perform temperature checks and administer health questionnaires to employees at all facilities during each shift change.

Inmates are being given five, free 15-minute calls a week in an effort to keep families in touch during the pandemic. A 24-hour hotline is also available for loved ones of those incarcerated.

As of Monday, there are 1413 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Maryland.