YANCEYVILLE, N.C. — Mass COVID-19 testing is happening at a second North Carolina state prison.
The Department of Public Safety said testing began Friday for all inmates at the medium-security Caswell Correctional Center.
Results are expected next week.
The department says testing is occurring there because close to 40 prisoners or staff have tested positive since mid-April.
A similar mass testing occurred last month at the dormitory-style Neuse Correctional Institution in Goldsboro where over 450 prisoners tested positive.
Nursing home residents account for more than half of the state’s 860 deaths.