Drumheller Institution inmates being tested following 38 staff members testing positive

"Since the beginning of the pandemic, CSC has implemented rigorous infection prevention and control measures at its sites. We continue to communicate often with staff"

A total of 38 staff members at the Drumheller Institution have tested positive for COVID-19 following a private event.

Contact tracing is underway and mass asymptomatic testing is being offered to the inmate population at the medium-security prison about 130 kilometres northeast of Calgary.

As of December 20th, 84.6% of the inmate population have been fully vaccinated. Officials said on Monday there have been no inmates who've tested positive.


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