Wyo Corrections Plans COVID-19 Testing For All Staff And Inmates

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) – Wyoming corrections officials plan to test all inmates and employees for the coronavirus.

Wyoming and Hawaii are the only states that haven’t reported cases of COVID-19 among their inmate populations and Corrections Dept Director Bob Lampert wants to confirm that’s indeed the case in Wyoming.

The testing will begin Monday at the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton, followed by the Women’s Center in Lusk, the Honor Camp in Newcastle, and the state maximum- and medium-security prisons in Rawlins and Torrington.

Lampert expects it to take until the end of August to have all inmates tested and the results back. Regular coronavirus surveillance testing will continue after that.