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ICC Directives

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March 17, 2020

Custody Jail Visits Suspended

March 23, 2020

Inmate Positive for COVID-19
Deputies Positive for COVID-19

April 1, 2020

Inmate Recovered from COVID-19

April 7, 2020

UPDATE: Staff with COVID-19

April 8, 2020

UPDATE: Inmate with COVID-19

April 11, 2020

CSSA Statement on $0 Bail

April 15, 2020

Valley Medical Center Appreciation Event

April 23, 2020

Stanford Healthcare Appreciation Event

May 27, 2020

Updated Cases of COVID-19

July 29, 2020

Custody Health tested an inmate in Unit M8B at the Elmwood Correctional Facility because he was scheduled for a dental appointment. The result was positive, so staff tested the entire dorm; the testing produced fifteen more positive results. Initially, all were asymptomatic, but later, two inmates exhibited symptoms of COVID-19. Staff could not determine the origin or degree of the outbreak at the time, so all visiting to the unit was suspended.

Unit M8B was deemed “exposed” and thus staff implemented exposure protocols requiring Day 1, Day 5, and Day 12 testing. Due to the high risk of exposure in this unit, no more than four inmates are allowed out of their cells at the same time. Custody staff posted informational flyers throughout the unit to educate inmates about COVID-19, and inmates are reminded to maintain social distancing and use face coverings or risk out-of-cell restrictions. Custody Health has designed a plan to regularly test all staff (sworn and professional).

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