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Other residents, staff at Mountain View test negative for COVID-19 after two positive employee tests

CHARLESTON — During the last two weeks, two employees of the Mountain View Correctional Facility (MVCF) have tested positive for COVID-19, the Maine Department of Corrections said in a Nov. 20 update. Twenty residents and 15 staff of MVCF were tested for COVID-19 as a result of the first staff positive. Results from both the rapid antigen test and PCR test have returned negative for COVID-19 for all 35 tested.

The second employee who received a positive rapid antigen test result, is awaiting confirmation through PCR testing. This employee had limited interaction with other staff and limited interaction with residents of the facility. However, MVCF, in consultation with Maine CDC, initiated rapid antigen testing of 40 residents and six staff out of an abundance of caution. Results for all 46 were negative for COVID-19.

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