Update on COVID-19 at TJJD Facilities Including Jackson Unit in Brownwood

AUSTIN—The Texas Juvenile Justice Department provided the following updates today related to COVID-19:

• 1 youth at the Giddings State School tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday morning.
7 youth at the Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex, in Brownwood, tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday afternoon.
• 3 youth tested positive for COVID-19 at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center, in Edinburg, this afternoon.
• 1 staff member and 1 Youth Development Coach at the Giddings State School tested positive for COVID-19 today.
• 1 Youth Development Coach at the Evins Regional Juvenile Center tested positive for COVID-19 today.

Since the start of the pandemic, 161 staff members at the agency’s secure facilities have tested positive for COVID-19:

Evins Regional Juvenile Center: 54
Gainesville State School: 9
Giddings State School: 40
McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility: 20
Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex: 38

Since the start of the pandemic, 183 youth at the agency’s secure facilities have tested positive for COVID-19:

Evins Regional Juvenile Center: 28
Gainesville State School: 13
Giddings State School: 78
McLennan County State Juvenile Correctional Facility: 41
Ron Jackson State Juvenile Correctional Complex: 23