Four COVID-19 cases reported among inmates at Collins Bay Institution

The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) has reported that four inmates at Collins Bay Institution have tested positive for COVID-19.

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All four of the inmates are within the maximum security unit at Collins Bay Institution, which is a multi-level security institution with a capacity for 96 inmates within the maximum security unit.

“The health and safety of our employees, inmates, and the public continue to be our top priority. We are closely monitoring the situation, and measures are in place to minimize spread of the virus within the institution,” CSC said in a press release.

“This is an evolving situation, and we continue to apply and reinforce infection prevention and control measures to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19, and adapt based on public health advice. All staff are provided with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) including, for example, medical masks, respirators, and face shields. All inmates are provided medical masks and are encouraged to wear them at all times when not in their cells. Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting throughout the site is continuing.”

CSC has also recently reported COVID-19 cases among inmates at Bath Institution, which includes the Regional Treatment Centre for ill or injured inmates. As of Monday, Mar. 14, 2022, CSC is reporting five cases of the virus at Bath Institution, up from the four cases confirmed on Friday, Mar. 11, 2022.

According to data from CSC, there are currently 77 active cases of COVID-19 within their Ontario institutions.

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