6 offenders, 17 staff members test positive for COVID-19 in Indiana correctional facilities

INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Department of Correction is reporting that multiple offenders and staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

As of April 5, a total of six offenders and 17 staff members tested positive for the novel coronavirus across all Department of Correction facilities in the state.

The Indiana DOC said it will continue to test staff members and offenders in accordance with CDC guidelines. 

Symptomatic offenders are separated from other offenders, the DOC said. 

The DOC did not say what facilities the COVID-19 positive patients were housed in. 

For more information about the DOC’s response to coronavirus, visit the state’s website.

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