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Former inmate at Auburn prison tests positive for COVID-19

Some staff at the Auburn Correctional Facility will be going into quarantine, after a positive test for COVID-19 on a former inmate.

Cayuga County Health Department officials tell The Auburn Citizen that the inmate was transferred from Auburn Correctional Facility to another site on Tuesday.

Members of the employees’ households have also be encouraged to practice social distancing in an effort to limit exposure to others.

Visitation to prisons across the state has been suspended.