The Women’s prison in Vandalia is testing all offenders and staff for COVID-19, after 14 positive cases.
According to the Audrain County Health Department 7 staff and 7 offenders have tested positive as of yesterday.
About 700 staff and offenders remain to be tested, which will be completed today (Thursday).
Of the 14 cases found so far, 2 staff cases do not reside in Audrain County, and one was diagnosed earlier.
All cases have been quarantined as appropriate and no close contacts have tested positive.
In Audrain County there are currently 15 active cases with 117 recoveries and one death.