From staff reports
The state Department of Corrections on Sunday announced it has an inmate who has tested positive for COVID-19, which is the agency’s first such case.
“An inmate at SCI Phoenix (Montgomery County) with underlying health conditions has tested positive for COVID-19,” state Department of Corrections Secretary JohnWetzel said in a news release. “The inmate is in the prison’s infirmary and is isolated from other inmates.”
Inmates on the housing unit are now under quarantine, the release said. Both staff and inmates have been provided with appropriate personal protective equipment and are instructed to wear them in the affected housing unit.
Wetzel said increased cleaning throughout the prison, including of common areas and inmates’ cells, continues.