Westville Correctional Facility taking action to reduce number of coronavirus infections

NOW: Westville Correctional Facility taking action to reduce number of coronavirus infections

WESTVILLE, Ind. – The Westville Correctional Facility will be taking certain precautions to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

The changes come after the facility recently experienced an influx in confirmed cases and saw its first reported death.

The prison says that they will be bringing in thousands of masks for staff members and inmates.

The prison will also be screening staff members every day before work and anyone with a temperature over 100 will be sent home.

If a prisoner tests positive for the virus they will be quarantined for 14 days.

Over 1500 inmates at Westville are currently being quarantined. 138 inmates and 31 employees have tested positive for the virus so far.

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