An inmate at Wasilla’s Goose Creek Correctional Center tested positive for COVID-19 Saturday night, officials from the Department of Corrections said.
This is the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in an inmate, although there are other inmates still awaiting test results, according to a statement from the department. Four inmates have been tested at the Wasilla facility, and the department said one test was negative while two are pending.
Staff and inmates were notified of the positive case late Saturday night, officials said. It was confirmed around 9 p.m.
The department and staff at Goose Creek Correctional Facility are working with state epidemiologists to establish a contact investigation. The inmate has been in isolation since April 19, although the statement does not say when