Newport prison under lockdown again, 21 test positive for COVID-19

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NEWPORT — Northern State Correctional Facility in Newport is again under full lockdown after 21 individuals tested positive for COVID-19.

The Vermont Department of Corrections says 17 of the 21 positive cases are in individuals who live in a general population unit where a currently COVID-positive staff member worked, and where four prior incarcerated positive cases were discovered.

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In total, 25 incarcerated people and seven staff members at the prison currently have COVID-19. 

Of those 25 incarcerated, 15 are vaccinated and 10 are unvaccinated.

The facility is on full lockdown pending the results of facility-wide outbreak testing of staff and incarcerated individuals which took place today.

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As of today, there are positive cases in staff, the incarcerated population, or both at five of Vermont’s six facilities.

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