Two additional correctional officers in Del. test positive for coronavirus

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DOVER, Del. – The Delaware Department of Correction has announced that two more correctional officers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

We’re told that one is assigned to James T. Vaughn Correctional Center and was last on duty Thursday, April 2nd, where the officer completed a work shift supervising an inmate at an area hospital. The officer began to self-isolate at home after beginning to experience flu-like symptoms the next day, April 3rd, and sought medical attention the same day. The officer has continued to self-isolate at home.

The second officer is assigned to the Couty and Transportation Unit and most recently worked at a DOC location while assigned to Howard R. Young Correctional Institution on Wednesday, April 1st. The officer sought medical attention after beginning to experience flu-like symptoms on Saturday, April 4th. The officer is receiving treatment at an area hospital at this time.

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