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FORSYTH, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – A Georgia Department of Corrections employee tested positive for COVID-19 coronavirus.
This is the first confirmed coronavirus case within the department, including employees and offenders. 34 state prisons operate under the GDC, however the effected facility has not been named.
The infected individual last reported to work on Thursday, March 12th. Their name, age, and gender is being witheld for privacy.
In a release from the department, officials are “taking all necessary precautions” to prevent the spread of the virus. This will now include the screening of anyone entering a GDC facility.