COVID: 36 inmates, staff test positive at Fountain, Holman in latest report

Published 5:18 pm Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Thirty-six inmates and staff members from Fountain and Holman Correctional Facilities have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC).

The ADOC issues its COVID reports every Tuesday with new information from the previous week, from Monday through Friday. The ADOC has a dashboard at http://www.doc.alabama.gov/covid19news.

According to the ADOC, 17 inmates have tested positive at Fountain, and six at Holman.

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Seven staff members tested positive at Fountain with six testing postive at Holman.

Newly identified positive case(s) may be symptomatic or asymptomatic. All existing quarantine protocols held in-place or newly implemented as recommended by the ADOC’s contracted State Medical Director are being maintained at each facility where newly identified positive inmate(s) are currently housed.

A total of two thousand four hundred twenty-eight (2,428) cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among our inmate population throughout the course of the pandemic, two hundred fifteen (215) of which currently are active.

A total of one thousand five hundred twenty-five (1,525) cases of COVID-19 have been self-reported by staff members throughout the course of the pandemic, two hundred thirty-six (236) of which currently are active.

The ADOC offers COVID-19 vaccines to all staff members who wish to get vaccinated. The ADOC has confirmed that no additional employees have been vaccinated through the Department.

A total of eight hundred eighty-two (882) staff members have been vaccinated through the Department. The Department does not report the number of staff who have been vaccinated through a community provider.