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St. Thomas Prison Cleared From Quarantine Following Outbreak That Left 47 People Infected With Covid-19

Staff Consortium | October 22, 2020

The V.I. Department of Health has lifted the public health quarantine at the St. Thomas Jail, the Bureau of Corrections announced Thursday morning. The action follows a Covid-19 outbreak at the facility in August that affected a total of 47 individuals — 37 inmates and 11 staff members — prompting D.O.H. to place the facility under lockdown and quarantine to quell what was at the time rapid spread of the virulent disease through the inmate population. According to B.O.C., there are currently no positive Covid-19 cases at the St. Thomas prison, officially named the Alexander A. Farrelly Criminal Complex. Additionally, there has been no suspected or reported case of the coronavirus at the Golden Grove Correctional Facility on St. Croix (John A. Bell Facility), which B.O.C. said has remained COVID-19 free thus far. The St. Thomas prison is now…

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Staff Consortium | October 19, 2020

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Staff Consortium | October 16, 2020

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Staff Consortium | October 15, 2020

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