From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) reported four additional staff members tested positive for COVID-19, brining the total among staff to 45.
Two employees of Julia Tutwiler Prison for Women in Wetumpka, one at Hamilton Aged and Informed in Hamilton and one at Bullock Correctional Facility in Union Springs are now quarantined.
ADOC’s Officer of Health Services (OHS) investigated possible exposures and is advising staff members to quarantine if they were possibly exposed, according to a press release.
There are now 45 COVID-19 cases confirmed among ADOC staff. 10 of those have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.
ADOC has confirmed 11 total cases among the inmate population.
“These two inmates have been housed for an extended period of time in the infirmary at Kilby for treatment of preexisting medical conditions,” ADOC said in the press release. “After testing positive for COVID-19, both inmates were promptly transferred and admitted to a local hospital, where they remain, for treatment.”
The infirmary at Kilby is now on level-one quarantine, meaning inmates there are being monitored closely and staff is wearing personal protective equipment.