Corrections Commissioner says Long Creek coronavirus testing almost complete

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SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (WABI) - Staff and residents at Long Creek Youth Development Center are undergoing universal COVID-19 testing after an offender tested positive last week.

The Commissioner of the Department of Corrections says a 16-year-old girl who was released Friday got tested and that came back positive a day later.

Commissioner Randall Liberty says testing is about 80% complete for the facility - which houses 35 offenders and 187 staff.

As a precaution, Long Creek will increase the use of personal protective equipment and medical monitoring of all on campus.

Currently, no other staff or clients are showing any symptoms.