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Recent Covid-19 Concerns at Volunteers of America Re-entry Center

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The CIC has received a number of concerns about Covid-19 outbreaks at the Volunteers of America Halfway House (VoA) in Baltimore over the last two months. The most recent reports suggest that some individuals who have tested positive for Covid-19 have been transferred to local hotels to quarantine, while other individuals have been furloughed out of the facility. It was not clear if the furloughs would be temporary and the residents would be required to return to VoA or if they would be allowed to transition to home confinement. The CIC also received reports that two individuals located at VoA died at the end of March, and that at least one of those individuals died from Covid-19 complications. Reportedly, neither of the deceased men was from Washington DC.   

The CIC contacted the BOP regarding these concerns and asked for information about the Covid-19 situation at VoA, including where DC individuals are currently located, the number of Covid-19 cases in recent months, and the current protocols for addressing outbreaks of the virus.