Fourth Nebraska prison worker has tested positive

Fourth Nebraska prison worker has tested positive

A fourth staff member at the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services has tested positive for the coronavirus, Director Scott Frakes confirmed on Wednesday.

The staff member is employed at the Nebraska State Penitentiary and is self-isolating at home.

No inmates have tested positive for COVID-19. 

Notification will be provided to the facility regarding the positive test on the staff member. In addition, anyone who may have had close contact with the employee in the last 72 hours will be directed to self-quarantine until they are cleared to return to work by a medical provider.

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