Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office has worked in collaboration with Adult Correctional Health partners to develop protocols which are consistent with--and exceed--CDC and local public health guidelines and best practices for correctional facilities. We have designated quarantine housing for inmates with suspected/confirmed COVID-19, as well as established testing and a quarantine period for ALL new arrestees. Our efforts to quarantine and test all incoming arrestees has been successful in preventing the virus from spreading within our facilities. Thorough contact tracing allows us to make proper notifications and map out potential routes of transmission. To date, our contact tracing has demonstrated that there have been no known cases of community spread within the confines of our facilities. In other words, there has been NO instance where a Covid-19-positive inmate has transmitted the virus to--or been infected with the virus from--another inmate.
We continue to work diligently to ensure the health and safety of our staff and our inmate population. Our efforts will remain focused on maintaining public safety and identifying and employing evidence based best practices to stop the spread of COVID-19.
The following data will be updated on a weekly basis.
As of 09/23/2020:
Total Inmate Population (Main Jail & Rio Cosumnes Correctional Center): 3,056
Total number of COVID-19 tests: 4,235
Total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases: 99
Total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases during the intake observation/quarantine period: 99
Total number of COVID-19 positive inmates currently in custody: Main Jail-6 / RCCC-0
Total number of COVID-19 related deaths: 0
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