As of June 3, 2020, the Winn Correctional Center (WCC) in Winnfield, LA, has 80 detainees with confirmed cases of COVID-19 currently under isolation or monitoring, the second-largest number in the nation. “Currently under isolation or monitoring” includes detainees who tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently in ICE custody under isolation or monitoring. This number excludes detainees who previously tested positive for COVID-19 and were either returned to the general population after discontinuation of medical monitoring/isolation or are no longer in ICE custody.
That brings WCC’s total confirmed COVID-19 cases to 112. “Total confirmed COVID-19 cases” is the cumulative total of detainees who have tested positive for COVID-19 while in ICE custody since testing began in February 2020. Some detainees may no longer be in ICE custody or may have since tested negative for the virus, according to ice.gov.
The website also states that there are no U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) employees working at WCC that have tested positive for the virus. It is important to note that most people working at WCC do not work directly for ICE but instead are employed by the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Office (WPSO). The total number of employees that have tested positive for the virus is unknown as neither ICE nor WPSO has released any statistics for guards.
You can review ICE reported case numbers here: https://www.ice.gov/coronavirus