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Two additional employees tests positive for COVID-19 at Evins Regional Juvenile Center

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Investigators charged a jailer at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center with punching a juvenile inmate.

Editors note: The story has been updated with additional information from the Texas Juvenile Justice Department.

Edinburg, Texas (KVEO)—The Texas Juvenile Justice Department announces that two new staff members, both second youth development coaches, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Both are Youth Development Coaches, one at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center in Edinburg and the other at Giddings State School.

According to a release, the results of the test were received Monday.

Two previous positive case at Evins were confirmed on Saturday, June 20 and Sunday June 21.

“The agency is identifying any youth or staff members who might have had contact with the employee,” according to a statement released by the department. “Those youth will be administered a COVID-19 test, and staff members will be asked to self-isolate following CDC guidelines.” said the release.

No children in any facility statewide has tested positive at this time.

The department says a total of nine staff members at facilities have tested positive for COVID-19.

Evins Regional Juvenile Center: 3

Gainesville State School: 1

Giddings State School: 5

McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility: 0

Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex: 0

For the most up-to-date information about the agency’s response to COVID-19, please click here.

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