Missouri National Guard to Assist With Coronavirus Testing at Southeast Correctional Center

COVID-19 testing has begun at the Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston, Missouri. Testing at the prison started on Tuesday and is expected to continue over the next four days. Officials say their goal is to test 875 people each day at the facility and at three other state prisons. Officials say members of the Missouri National Guard will be on hand to test all inmates and employees at the facility. An estimated total of 1,620 individuals will be tested for COVID-19. As of Tuesday, the health department confirmed that 3 inmates at Southeast Correctional Center have tested positive for the coronavirus and around 11 individuals in the general Mississippi County have tested positive for the virus.

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