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Clarinda Corrections worker dies after getting COVID

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November 30th, 2020 by Ric Hanson

A second Iowa correctional officer has died after contracting COVID-19. A spokesperson for the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees union told KCCI the officer worked at the Clarinda Correctional Facility. No other information has been released.

The Iowa Department of Corrections previously reported that a staff member at the Iowa Correctional Institution for Women in Mitchellville died on Nov. 16 due to a COVID-19 infection. Corrections officials say 10 inmates have died from COVID-19 complications.