The lockdown put in place at Bowden Institution on March 17, 2020, has ended.
The facility was placed on lockdown as a precautionary measure after inmates showed symptoms consistent with influenza.
After clinical assessment, symptomatic inmates were tested for COVID-19 and the results for those tests are negative. Testing for COVID-19 will be ongoing, as necessary, when recommended by public health authorities. As part of CSC protocols, inmates with symptoms are isolated from the general inmate population as a preventative measure.
To prevent the spread of COVID-19 in its institutions, CSC continues to suspend visits to inmates, all temporary absences unless medically necessary, work releases for offenders, all inter-regional and international transfers of inmates.
CSC remains in close contact with its public health partners and continues to monitor the situation and engage with authorities.