The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) continues to monitor and take necessary precautions to prevent and mitigate the spread of the coronavirus.
There have been 72 TDCJ employees, staff or contractors and 167 offenders in custody who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Two additional facilities were placed on precautionary lockdown today the Scott and Terrell Units. An additional work location employee positive test was added at the Leblanc Unit.
PRECAUTIONARY LOCKDOWN FACILITIES:
Bell, Beto, Byrd, Clements, Darrington, ETTF, Estelle, Goree, Hutchins, Jordan, Leblanc, Murray, Robertson, Scott, Smith, Stringfellow, Telford, Terrell, Woodman, Wynne
26,073 offenders impacted.
The precautionary lockdowns extend for 14 days from the date of a positive test. Those dates may be extended to the date of the most recent positive test.
There are an additional 10,651 offenders on medical restriction who may have had contact with either and employee or offender with a positive or pending COVID-19 test.
Offenders that are under medical restriction are asymptomatic but will continue to receive twice daily temperature testing and anyone interacting with those offenders will wear N-95 mask and glove PPE.
All correctional staff at all facilities continue to wear cotton masks at all times and are encouraged to wear those masks when in public off duty.
A complete list of data is available at www.tdcj.texas.gov/covid-19/offender_mac.html