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Nebraska prison employee tests positive for Covid-19

Nebraska prison employee tests positive for Covid-19

Lincoln, Neb. — State officials said a staff member at the Nebraska State Penitentiary tested positive for the coronavirus and is self-isolating at home.

The latest case, announced Saturday,  brings to 24 the number of staff members working at the Nebraska Department of Corrections who have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Twenty of those have recovered.

Officials are notifying people who work and live at the facility of the case, and anyone who had close contact with the staff member will be directed to self-quarantine until they are cleared by a medical provider.

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