Two staff test positive
July 30, 2020
The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) was informed via self-reporting that two staff members from Fountain and Holman Coorectional Facility out of seven additional staff members across the state have tested positive for COVID-19, as of 12 p.m., Friday, July 17.
These individuals promptly self-quarantined under the direction of their healthcare providers.
The ADOC’s Office of Health Services (OHS) has initiated investigations to determine which, if any, ADOC inmates or employees may have had direct, prolonged exposure to these staff members. Upon completing the appropriate due diligence, OHS will advise any staff with direct exposure to contact their healthcare providers and self-quarantine as advised.
Ninety-seven COVID-19 cases among ADOC staff and contracted staff remain active. One hundred thirty-four staff members who previously self-reported a positive test have been cleared by medical providers to return to work.