(KFOR NEWS July 22, 2020) Nebraska Department of Correctional Services Director, Scott . Frakes, announced Tuesday that a staff member is positive for the coronavirus (COVID-19). The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary. The person is self-isolating at home.
Notification will be provided to those who work and live in the facility as to the new positive case. In addition, anyone who may have had close contact with the staff member will be directed to self-quarantine until they are cleared by a medical provider.
This brings the total number of NDCS staff members diagnosed with COVID-19 to 33. Twenty-one of those individuals have recovered from COVID-19.
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