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Two Officers and One Inmate Test Positive for COVID-19 at Metropolitan Detention Center

06/24/2020

Three new positive cases of coronavirus COVID-19 have been identified at the Metropolitan Detention Center (MDC).

On June 20, an MDC officer, working in the facility, tested positive for COVID-19. The officer, tested June 18, received positive test results June 20. The officer had no symptoms and was sent home to self-quarantine.

The jail conducted a facility-wide cleaning. As a precaution, the living area pods the officer worked in remains locked down for inmate medical observation.

MDC identified close contact co-workers who were tested and remain in self-quarantine at home, results pending.

On June 23, a general population inmate tested positive for COVID. The test was administered June 20. The inmate was placed in isolation in a negative pressure room/cell. MDC is conducting contact tracing to identify those who came into contact with the inmate. To mitigate any further spread, all pods with possible exposure are locked down and inmates are quarantined. 

On, June 24, MDC identified a supervisor who tested positive. The individual had very limited contact within the facility; however, MDC is conducting contact tracing to identify any close contact with staff and inmates. The officer was sent home to self-quarantine.  

“As with the earlier cases of COVID-19 that have been discovered at MDC during this pandemic, our staff has followed all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Department of Health protocols to mitigate any further spread of the coronavirus within the facility,” says MDC Chief Greg Richardson.

Click here for MDC COVID-19 frequently asked questions.

 

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