More Staff Members Test Positive For COVID-19 At Century Prison; Nearly 150 Inmates Placed In Medical Quarantine

June 25, 2020

Two more staff members at the Century Correctional Institution have tested positive for COVID-19, and a portion of the Century Correctional Institution inmate population has been placed into medical quarantine.

There have now been a total of three staff members that have tested positive for the virus at Century Correctional; the first was reported in late March.

One inmate was moved into medical isolation because he is suspected or presenting symptoms of an infectious illness, according to the Florida Department of Corrections, and COVID-19 test results are pending.

An additional 144 inmates are in medical quarantine as a result.

Large numbers of CCI inmates have periodically been placed in medical quarantine for short periods of time during the pandemic. Inmates in medical quarantine are monitored by health services staff and receive temperature checks twice a day for signs of fever. If an inmate begins experiencing symptoms indicative of COVID-19, FDC will place the inmate in medical isolation and a COVID-19 test will be administered.

FDC reported that there have been five negative COVID-19 tests at Century CI.

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Comments

8 Responses to “More Staff Members Test Positive For COVID-19 At Century Prison; Nearly 150 Inmates Placed In Medical Quarantine”

  1. DAVID BEE on June 26th, 2020 8:33 pm

    Century Admin does not reveal which officers are infected or might have been infected to the rest of the staff.

  2. COatAnotherCI on June 26th, 2020 6:27 pm

    Regardless of whether an inmate will be around the public; ALL the CO’s and other staff WILL be. We have followed State mandates and cleaning routines dictated by FLDOC and we’ve kept our infection rates low despite close quarters, but as the virus invades more of NWFL more exposure to potentially ill private citizens is unfortunately inevitable. It is important that staff and inmates alike continue to practice heightened cleaning and social distancing guidelines. Inmates are someone’s loved one and still a human being( son husband father uncle wife daughter mom et. cetera)despite their status as an inmate. Staff are loved ones of community members as well and when we leave work and go home our behaviour and habits towards following Covid19 safety guidelines matter in keeping ourselves other staff and the inmate populace from suffering an outbreak.

  3. David Huie Green on June 25th, 2020 11:42 pm

    REGARDING:
    “None of these people will be around us.”

    Please consider the phrase “Two more staff members.” Yes, they will.

    And many inmates complete their sentences and rejoin us. Until then, they are our responsibility — not a burden we wanted, but one we took for the good of others.

  4. Dolly Weaver on June 25th, 2020 10:57 pm

    Hi i have a son in prison Walton ci im afraid for him everyday if they don’t have hard charges why can’t they send them mens home to be with they family my son supposed to be released in March next year i don’t see it beening no problem for them to do that thanks

  5. Dwn on June 25th, 2020 6:26 pm

    If we deny it exists, it won’t affect “us”.

    Glad I’m not a part of the mindset of “us”.

  6. Just saying on June 25th, 2020 2:46 pm

    While the inmates won’t be around you the staff will.

    It’s just a thought.

  7. Henry W Coe on June 25th, 2020 1:10 pm

    re:JW, these 144 inmates are being quarantined because they have been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19. These 144 inmate have not tested positive. They are not included in Escambia’s numbers for new cases.

  8. JW on June 25th, 2020 9:57 am

    EXACTLY. These numbers go to the number of new infected for Escambia and helps freak people out. None of these people will be around us.





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