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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: First Positive COVID-19 Test for Incarcerated Individual within Washington State Correctional Facility

TUMWATER – The Washington State Department of Corrections has received confirmation that an incarcerated man housed within a Washington state correctional facility has tested positive for COVID-19...

April 5, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Issuance of N95 Respirators to Correctional Staff

TUMWATER – The Washington State Department of Corrections has begun to issue expired N95 respirators to staff who work closely with those incarcerated in state correctional facilities, work release centers and supervised under community custody...

April 3, 2020

Corrections launches Rapid Staff Hiring to fill immediate needs for correctional officers

TUMWATER – With response to COVID-19 expected to affect the Department of Corrections’ staffing levels over the coming months, the department is implementing an expedited hiring and training process for ‘Limited Scope Correctional Officer 1 (CO1)’ positions...

March 30, 2020

PRESS RELEASE: Incarcerated Patient at Snohomish County Medical Center Tests Positive for COVID-19

TUMWATER – On Tuesday, March 3, 2020, an incarcerated patient was transported to a Snohomish County medical center from the Monroe Correctional Complex for medically necessary health care...

March 28, 2020