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Maine CDC closes outbreak investigation at Long Creek, opens investigation at MVCF

The MDOC has launched a COVID-19 outbreak investigation at Mountain View Correctional Facility (MVCF) in Charleston.

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — The Maine Center for Disease Control (MDOC) announced Friday that the COVID-19 outbreak investigation at Long Creek Youth Development Center is over.

The last reported case of COVID-19 at Long Creek Youth Development Center was on December 3.

Now, the CDC has launched a new outbreak investigation at the Mountain View Correctional Facility (MVCF) in Charleston. 

Currently, four people associated with MVCF are confirmed positive for COVID-19 through PCR testing. Three of these people are residents of MVCF and one is a staff member.

MVCF has begun testing residents and staff identified as close contacts of the positive cases and is closely monitoring all staff and residents of the facility for symptoms. 

In addition to MVCF, the Maine Correctional Center (MCC) is the only other site with an open outbreak investigation currently associated with the Maine Department of Corrections. MCC has zero residents and five staff positive for COVID-19, though testing continues as needed.  

RELATED: Maine Dept. of Corrections has two additional cases of COVID-19