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Three housing units at Omaha Correctional Center under quarantine due to COVID outbreak

Three housing units at Omaha Correctional Center under quarantine due to COVID outbreak

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Three housing units at the Omaha Correctional Center are under quarantine after an outbreak of COVID-19 at the prison.

The Nebraska Department of Corrections said that 112 inmates at the facility have tested positive over the last several days and that more than 100 tests were pending.

Corrections Director Scott Frakes said in a statement that the prison is moving inmates to appropriate areas based on their results.

“This is an ever-evolving process that involves many moving parts, but we want to ensure that we limit transmission of the virus as quickly and as effectively as possible,” he said.

Units at prisons in Lincoln and Tecumseh remain on lockdown, and outbreaks have also occurred at the Nebraska State Penitentiary and the Work Ethic Camp near McCook. 

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