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4 staff members test positive for COVID-19 at Florida Women’s Reception Center

No inmates have tested positive for COVID-19, officials say

Vials of liquid for coronavirus tests sit on a table at a community health clinic in Beijing, Sunday, June 28, 2020. China reported more than a dozen of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, all but a few of them from domestic transmission in Beijing, which has seen a recent spike in coronavirus infections. But authorities in the Chinese capital say a campaign to conduct tests on employees at hair and beauty salons across the city has found no positive cases so far, in a further sign that the recent outbreak has been largely brought under control. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
Vials of liquid for coronavirus tests sit on a table at a community health clinic in Beijing, Sunday, June 28, 2020. China reported more than a dozen of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, all but a few of them from domestic transmission in Beijing, which has seen a recent spike in coronavirus infections. But authorities in the Chinese capital say a campaign to conduct tests on employees at hair and beauty salons across the city has found no positive cases so far, in a further sign that the recent outbreak has been largely brought under control. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein) (Copyright 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

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.

More information about COVID-19 cases reported across Florida’s correctional institutions can be found by clicking here.

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