Department of Corrections Reports 2nd Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is reporting that a
second employee has tested positive for the Coronavirus.

The DOC said in a news release Monday that the second positive
case was confirmed on Saturday (March 21st) – and is an employee at
the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage. The first positive case was
confirmed March 18th, and is an employee at the Waupun Correctional

In the wake of the positive tests, each institution
suspended administrative rules to limit movement “for the protection of our
staff and the adults in our care.” Both employees were directed to quarantine
in accordance with CDC guidelines. The release says that no one in the care of
the department of corrections have tested positive, and that their health care
professionals “are monitoring all individuals in our care closely.”