Correction Middle Fined For COVID Safety Failure – Company Insurance

The Department of Labor and Industry has issued subpoenas and a $ 60,000 fine to the Washington State Department of Justice for failing to enforce COVID-19 social distancing and masking procedures for employees at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen.

The quote is from an L&I inspection following the death of a correctional officer who tested positive for COVID-19 in June 2021. During the inspection, a second employee tested positive in mid-July and died a month later. A worker in the same facility died of COVID-19 in December 2020, the agency said.

L & I's investigation found that Justice Department staff had not enforced social distancing procedures or ensured that all staff wore face covers or masks.

This marks the second charge against the correctional facility since June when it was fined $ 9,000 for mask use and social distancing violations.

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