MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Officials said Thursday that four staff members at the Florida Women’s Reception Center in Ocala have tested positive for COVID-19.
The prison has not, however, reported any cases of the coronavirus among inmates, officials said.
“Staff members who test positive for COVID-19 do not return to work until a full recovery is documented by a medical professional and Florida DOH and CDC guidelines are followed,” officials said in a news release.
According to the prison’s website, the facility houses 1,345 women and has reported four negative COVID-19 tests in addition to the four positive cases.
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