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Department of Corrections inmate tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 4:42 PM, Apr 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-08 18:42:32-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — An inmate in the Buena Vista Correctional Complex has tested positive for COVID-19 the Department of Corrections said in a press release on Wednesday.

The inmate was transferred to BVCC from the Denver City Jail on March 26 as a community corrections regression. Following protocols, any inmate arriving from jail is screened and quarantined.

This inmate had been in quarantine since arriving at the prison and didn't enter the general population or go out into the facility. The inmate was quarantined with one cell mate who will continue to be monitored by CDOC medical staff.

The department temporarily suspended new commitment transfers from county jails on March 26, however there are still some very limited circumstances when a transfer from a county jail might happen, including court returns and community corrections regressions.

The CDOC Clinical Services staff and Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, will be working directly with BVCC to provide direction and support to staff on appropriate protocols.

The facility will be continuing to implement appropriate cleaning and disinfecting procedures.

Due to HIPPA requirements, no additional information will be given out.