TDCJ COVID-19 UPDATE: Six of Walker County's seven units are currently on lockdown
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As of Monday afternoon, there are 215 TDCJ employees, staff or contractors who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 439 offenders who have tested positive.

Six local units are on a precautionary lockdown, including Byrd, Ellis, Estelle, Goree, Huntsville and Wynne. Other TDCJ units on lockdown are: Baten, Bell, Beto, Boyd, Clements, Crain, Darrington, Eastham, Fort Stockton, Garza West, Gist, Gurney, Hughes, Hutchins, Jester 4, Leblanc, Lopez, Middleton, Murray, Pack, Robertson, Sanchez, Scott, Smith, Stiles, Stringfellow, Telford, Terrell, Woodman and Young

The lockdowns are impacting approximately 42,551 offenders.

The precautionary lockdowns extend for 14 days from the date of a positive test. Those dates may be extended to the date of the most recent positive test.

According to TDCJ tracking statistics, 534 offenders are in medical isolation. There are additional 15,218 offenders on medical restriction who may have had contact with either and employee or offender with a positive or pending COVID-19 test.

Offenders that are under medical restriction are asymptomatic but will continue to receive twice daily temperature testing and anyone interacting with those offenders will wear N-95 mask and glove PPE.

All correctional staff at all facilities continue to wear cotton masks at all times and are encouraged to wear those masks when in public off duty.



Division/Employer with employee positive test: Business & Finance, Correctional Institutions, Facilities, Management & Training Corporation, Manufacturing, Agribusiness & Logistics, Parole, Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles, Texas Tech, University of Texas Medical Branch, Windham

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