Last month we learned that a DOC staff member who contracted COVID-19 while employed with the DOC passed away. The employee had been very sick and retired while sick, then passed away. So, since the employee technically got the virus while still an employee, the DOC didn’t count her death in their COVID data.
Last night we were informed of another DOC employee who has passed away due to COVID-19, but the DOC won’t admit to it yet. They’re trying to find any way of not accepting that another one of their employees died of COVID. What are their actual numbers? The lack of trust between the DOC and the public, their employees, the incarcerated, and families continues.