The Texas Department of criminal Justice is feeling the pinch of Covid19 with 175 TDCJ employees, staff or contractors who have tested positive for COVID-19 and 358 offenders as of the latest TDCJ report. https://www.tdcj.texas.gov/covid-19/index.html
According to the agency, there are an additional 12,914 offenders on medical restriction who may have had contact with either and employee or offender with a positive or pending COVID-19 test.
Offenders that are under medical restriction are asymptomatic but will continue to receive twice daily temperature testing and anyone interacting with those offenders will wear N-95 masks and PPE with a Federal Judge ordering offenders to be supplied with hand sanitizes and face masks.
All correctional staff at all facilities continue to wear cotton masks at all times and are encouraged to wear those masks when in public off duty.
The following TDCJ Units are currently in lockdown: Baten, Bell, Beto, Byrd, Clements, Crain, Darrington, ETTF, Estelle, Goree, Hutchins, LeBlanc, Lopez, Murray, Robertson, Sanchez, Scott, Smith, Stringfellow, Telford, Terrell, Woodman, Wynne with 32 inmates testing positing in Wynne unit alone.