From The Tribune staff reports
MONTGOMERY — The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) is in the process of providing free COVID-19 tests to ADOC staff and contracted healthcare staff using fixed and mobile testing sites.
ADOC will also be testing all inmates in facilities that house large numbers of medically vulnerable inmates, according to a Thursday announcement. This process will be completed in small batches of facilities so that appropriate operational, staffing and quarantine actions can be taken, if necessary, upon receipt and verification of batch test results.
This process began at the following facilities in mid-September:
- Birmingham Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Birmingham, Alabama)
- Childersburg Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Childersburg, Alabama)
- Hamilton Aged and Infirmed Center (Hamilton, Alabama)
- Hamilton Community Based Facility/Community Work Center (Hamilton, Alabama)