Wyoming Department of Corrections COVID-19 Update

WDOC 8-27-20

As we indicated in our last update on Wyoming State Penitentiary Covid -19 results, comprehensive retesting has been completed at this facility and of the 726 samples taken there were only 5 positive inmate results and zero staff this round.  We are very encouraged as this indicates our containment efforts have successfully reduced transmission.

All staff and inmates in WDOC’s five correctional facilities (roughly 3,000 individuals) have now been tested at least once as part of the WDOC’s mandatory testing process. Staff and inmates at WSP have been tested three times. 

The WDOC continues to work closely with the Wyoming Department of Health in an effort to control and contain the virus within the state’s prisons.   Further testing will continue as necessary, and the WDOC will provide updated numbers in a week’s time or sooner if there are significant changes to report. 

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