A Missouri Department of Corrections employee has tested positive for the new coronavirus.
The man works at Southeast Correctional Center in Charleston and last entered the facility on April 7, the department said.
He is now in quarantine.
Six other staff members have also contracted COVID-19. The Missouri Department of Corrections said those employees didn’t work at prisons or tested positive while on unrelated leave.
One prisoner has died from the virus. (The Kansas City Star)