VADOC: Third staff member tests positive for COVID-19 at Southwest Virginia prison

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BIG STONE GAP, Va. (WJHL) — A third staff member at a Southwest Virginia prison has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, according to the Virginia Department of Corrections.

Numbers listed by the department show three employees have tested positive for COVID-19 at Wallens Ridge State Prison in Big Stone Gap.

Just last weekend, the agency confirmed two staff members tested positive for the virus.

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VADOC provides a regularly updated list of staff members and inmates that test positive for the COVID-19.

You can learn more HERE.

At this time, no inmates at any Southwest Virginia prisons have tested positive for the coronavirus, according to VADOC.

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