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Department of Corrections COVID-19 Information: Confirmed cases, visitation updates, employee resources, frequently asked questions
Washington State Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response


PRESS RELEASE: Coyote Ridge Correctional Center releases preliminary test results lower than state weekly average

CONNELL – The Coyote Ridge Corrections Center (CRCC) today released preliminary COVID-19 test results after testing more than 1,800 individuals incarcerated in its Medium Security Complex and 660 staff working across the entire facility from June 24-29, 2020...

June 30, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Second Incarcerated Individual in Washington Dies of COVID-19

CONNELL – At approximately 7 p.m., on Monday, June 22, 2020, incarcerated individual William Bryant, 72, passed away at a local medical facility due to COVID-19...

June 24, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: First Incarcerated Individual in Washington Dies of COVID-19

TUMWATER – On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, an incarcerated patient of the Washington state correctional system passed away due to COVID-19...

June 18, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Corrections cancels contract to house women at Yakima County Jail

TUMWATER – Due to the state’s efforts to reduce correctional facility populations to prevent the spread of COVID-19, more than 150 women have transferred to the community...

June 17, 2020