Hutchinson prison reports staffer with coronavirus

July 10, 2020 - 8:48 pm

 A staffer at a Kansas prison has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. That's prompted the prison to place an entire housing unit under quarantine. The case announced Friday by the state Department of Corrections involved a male employee over 20. 

It made the Hutchinson Correctional Facility the seventh of 10 corrections institutions to have a reported case among staff or inmates. Meanwhile, Kansas State University announced plans to furlough nearly 1,900 employees because of budget problems tied to the economic slowdown in the pandemic's wake. 

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The university expects the furloughs to save nearly $8.7 million in its current budget. 

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