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Eight inmates test positive for COVID-19 at Grande Cache Institution

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Eight inmates have tested positive for COVID-19 at Grande Cache Institution. COVID-19 testing is being offered to inmates and staff following the positive diagnoses. The number of positive cases may change as it currently only represents those who have had rapid or PCR tests at the medium-security facility.

The institution says that all staff are provided with appropriate Personal Protective Equipment including, medical masks, respirators, and face shields. Additionally, all inmates are also provided with medical masks and are encouraged to wear them at all times when not in their cells.

As of now, 82.7 per cent of inmates at Grande Cache Institution are fully vaccinated, 87.8 per cent have received at least one dose, and 40.1 per cent are fully vaccinated with boosters. 1,000 people have been tested to date and the institution has a capacity of 243.

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