April 6, 2020
COVID-19 TDCJ Update
The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is constantly receiving updated information regarding testing and results of offenders, agency and contract employees as well as medical partners. Today there have been four new cases confirmed including three employee/contractors and one offender.
In all there have been 28 TDCJ employees, staff or contractors and 19 offenders in custody who have tested positive for COVID-19.
For a complete list of data please visit www.tdcj.texas.gov/covid-19/offender_mac.html.
Offenders in medical restriction and medical isolation are locked down and have been issued cotton masks. TDCJ staff and employees on prison units are all provided with and required to wear cotton masks as are parole officers in the field. As TDCJ learns of new positive tests, contact investigations are being conducted to determine which individuals may have been exposed to the virus.
The agency is taking appropriate action to mitigate the potential exposure to others including following the Centers for Disease Control guidelines for management of COVID-19 in correctional facilities.
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