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Blair County Prison Reports COVID-19 Case

Series: Coronavirus | Story 215

December 3, 2020

On Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, the Blair County Prison Board was made aware of the first inmate at the Blair County Prison testing positive for COVID-19.

As of noon on Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, there are currently 14 COVID-19-positive inmates.

The recreation area (gym) inside the prison has been equipped to house the COVID-19-positive male inmates. Another smaller dorm area is being cleared as a back up housing unit for separation of healthy and symptomatic inmates.

Preventative measures to stop or mitigate the spread of COVID-19 include minimizing the movement inside the building, additional c...

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