Western Desk

Lockdown At Drumheller Prison With Fear Of Covid-19 Outbreak

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A lockdown is in place in the medium-security unit at Drumheller Institution as a precautionary measure after some inmates showed symptoms consistent with influenza.

“The health and safety of our employees, offenders and the public is our top priority. While we currently have no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in our institutions, we continue to take preventative measures, and assess and test any offenders as required”. Said Corrections Canada.

CSC has dedicated health care services in its institutions and is prepared to handle cases of influenza and respiratory illnesses, such as COVID-19.

CSC remains in close contact with its public health partners and continues plan, monitor and engage with authorities during this time.