Mountain View employee with no inmate contact tests positive for COVID-19
CHARLESTON — The Maine Department of Corrections (MDOC) today confirmed that an employee of the Mountain View Correctional Facility in Charleston has tested positive for COVID-19. The employee, who received the positive test result on Sept. 8, has not been at the facility since Aug. 21. As a result, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC) believes there is little risk of COVID-19 transmission to staff or inmates associated with the correctional facility.
Following the protocols established by Gov. Mills’ executive order, as well as measures implemented by the MDOC in consultation with the Maine CDC, the employee was tested on Sept. 7 upon return from a personal trip out of state before returning to work.
While the employee has not returned to work, the MDOC is limited in releasing further information about this case in order to abide by privacy requirements. The Department wishes this employee a speedy recovery.
The MDOC has had one previous case of an employee testing positive for COVID-19. In March, an employee at the Bolduc Correctional Facility (BCF) in Warren tested positive.