York County Prison reports fewer COVID-19 cases as outbreak dissipates
York County Prison Warden Adam Ogle said 18 inmates were COVID-positive on Tuesday, marking a continued dissipation of the outbreak there.
Out of the 934 total inmates, the current figure means that 1.9% of inmates were sickened with the disease.
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Since the initial lockdown, inmates in "clean" units that have no COVID-19 cases were allowed to resume in-person visits and normal travel. Inmates in these units must test negative for COVID-19 twice or be fully recovered from a past infection.
For inmates who have tested positive, travel is allowed only in emergency situations. That includes necessary medical visits, court-related matters that cannot be postponed or done at the prison, and releases.
To find out if an inmate is in a clean unit and thereby eligible to visit, call 717-840-7580 and ask to speak to the records department.
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