The Virginia Department of Corrections received its first positive COVID-19 test results for incarcerated offenders late Tuesday afternoon. Three offenders at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women in Goochland tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Three VADOC employees and one contractor have also tested positive for COVID-19. The employees include one officer in training at the Virginia Correctional Center for Women; one correctional officer at Indian Creek Correctional Center; and one employee at the Norfolk Probation and Parole office. The contractor is a contract nurse at VCCW.
All VADOC facilities are operating on modified lockdown in order to minimize contact between groups of offenders from different buildings, and Virginia Correctional Enterprises is manufacturing tens of thousands of sneeze/cough guard masks for use by Virginia DOC staff and offenders.