URGENT! If we push the DOC to act NOW we can prevent another COVID19 outbreak at MCI Shirley! Two incarcerated people reported symptoms to the block nurse on Thursday and were ignored. Our two comrades are self-quarantining in their cell for fear of infecting others.
The system-wide testing planned for Thursday, 11/19 is BEYOND the incubation period for COVID19. The DOC must act NOW!
CALL MCI Shirley NOW: Suzanne Thibault, Superintendent, (978) 425-4341
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MA DOC Health Services 508-422-3460
Hi, I’m a concerned [friend/doctor/community member] calling about an emergency. I received a report that two people in Unit F2 displaying COVID19 symptoms requested medical attention and were denied by the block nurse on Thursday. I am very concerned about their health and safety, as I know that prison guards have tested positive at MCI Shirley. Will you ensure
Any and all incarcerated people who report symptoms will receive proper medical attention immediately?
And that these two incarcerated people are tested, provided a daily supply of fresh surgical masks, and treated immediately?
allow them to quarantine without punishment?
if they test positive, that you will conduct contact tracing and test other people who they were in contact with to prevent an outbreak?
Did you call? Please give us a quick report back to help inform next steps!