NewsCoronavirus

Actions

Correction officer at Sing Sing in Westchester County positive for COVID-19

Posted: 4:08 PM, Mar 18, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-18 16:08:06-04
Sing Sing Correctional Facility

OSSINING, NY — A state correction officer at Sing Sing in Westchester County has tested positive for novel coronavirus, officials said Wednesday.

No inmates at state corrections facilities have tested positive for COVID-19, though two incarcerated individuals have been tested, officials said. Their tests came back negative.

In Albany, a civilian member of the Department of Corrections has COVID-19.

A Department of Correction worker in New York City died from coronavirus. The worker, an investigator who had limited contact with people in custody, died at a local hospital, DOC Commissioner Cynthia Brann said. A correction officer stationed at the Rikers Island jail facility has tested positive for COVID-19.

People who were in contact with all of the sick workers have been notified.