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  • Stillwater, Minnesota prison on lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak

    ByAllie Johnson
    Published 1 hour ago

    STILLWATER, Minn. (FOX 9) - The state prison in Stillwater, Minnesota is on lockdown due to an outbreak of COVID-19.

    Testing of all 1,273 inmates at Minnesota Correctional Facility-Stillwater this week revealed 90 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number of cases at the prison to 115, according to the state Department of Corrections. All but two of the 90 new cases are from the same living units.

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    MI - Extra staff brought to Marquette Branch Prison amid coronavirus outbreak

    By Andrew LaCombe
    Published: Oct. 12, 2020 at 10:10 AM CDT | Updated: 58 minutes ago

    MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: Marquette Branch Prison (MBP) is bringing in extra staff as it deals with a coronavirus case outbreak among inmates and staff.

    According to Michigan Department of Corrections spokesperson Chris Gautz, the facility has had 84 positives during this outbreak so far. They are all on the maximum security side (level V).

    Gautz said there are 28 staff off for being positive; 37 staff are off work as close contacts; and 14 staff are off because they are symptomatic.