Prison Employee tests positive for Covid-19

Her Majestys Prison Northward (Image Previously used in an unrelated Cayman Compass Article)

(RCN) A prison officer at HMCI Northward has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a CIG Press release. Both HMCI Northward and HMCI Fairbanks will apply operational restrictions to help prevent the spread of Covid, in such an isolated setting.

All prison staff and prison inmates will be tested for Covid-19. The prison has closed down to outside guests, so no visitors can access the prison. Prison staff must wear a face mask to stop the spread of the virus.

The prison will now undergo a deep clean with the substance Nanotize, as part of the deep cleaning program. This treatment will coat every surface in the prison with a protective layer of nano-technology that protects against mould and coronavirus for up to six months.

Her Majesty’s Prison Northward is a COVID-19 vaccination center. Sixty-one percent of prison staff have had at least a single dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, including 57 percent who are fully vaccinated. Meanwhile, 56 percent of inmates have had at least a single dose, and 33 percent are fully vaccinated.

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