West Virginia prison guard tests positive for virus

(Source: MGN)
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A second West Virginia corrections department staffer has tested positive for the coronavirus, officials said Monday.

A news release said the Huttonsville Correctional Center employee, a temporary correctional officer, is quarantined at home in good condition.

He last worked on Thursday and was tested the following day. His test result came back positive over the weekend.

The state corrections department said inmates of a 44-bed unit have been quarantined because the staffer had supervised three of the prisoners.

The first corrections department employee to test positive worked at the South Central Regional Jail and has since recovered and returned to work, a news release said.