Correctional Officer from R.I. Department of Corrections tested positive for COVID-19

Dept. of Corrections

CRANSTON, R.I. (WLNE): A Correctional Officer from the Rhode Island Department of Corrections tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Chief of Information and Public Relations Officer.

“The officer went home after notifying the warden the officer was not feeling well on Wednesday,” J.R. Ventura, with the State of Rhode Island Department of Corrections said. “Our medical department is working closely with the Department of Health, which is conducting a thorough contact tracing process.

According to Ventura, the officer’s post has minimal interaction with inmates.

The areas suspected of exposure have been properly sanitized following CDC guidelines. We wish the officer a speedy recovery.”

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