Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Institution for Women has recorded its first coronavirus case. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Institution for Women has recorded its first coronavirus case. (Vikki Hopes/Abbotsford News)

Abbotsford women’s prison reports first coronavirus case

Fraser Valley Institution for Women announces employee has tested positive

Abbotsford’s Fraser Valley Institution for Women has recorded its first coronavirus case.

On Saturday, the Correctional Service of Canada confirmed to several media outlets that an employee at the federal female prison tested positive for COVID-19.

They will not be releasing any further details about the case due to privacy concerns, but the employee is self-isolating at home.

The Union of Canadian Correctional Officers also stated that it is not one of their officers.

FVI is located on King Road on a large federal reserve that it shares with Matsqui and Pacific institutions. It is one of six women’s prisons in Canada and the only one in B.C.

The facility can house up to 120 women in its four units – minimum, medium and maximum security and mental health – with an emphasis on preparing them for their future.

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