Protocol – Staff protocols are based on local and federal guidance and are regularly revised as processes are changed or refined. Any inmate exhibiting symptoms consistent with the CDC COVID-19 symptom list are tested.
Testing – All inmates receive COVID-19 testing. Education is provided prior to testing on why testing is being done. Testing is extensive and completed on:
Any inmate requesting a paper copy of the test result will be provided with documentation. All inmates are provided the opportunity to discuss test results with medical staff.
Vaccinations – All inmates are offered vaccinations including boosters, provided education and can participate in an incentive program.
Masking – Masking is encouraged for all staff.
Cleaning & Sanitation – The jails are cleaned throughout the day with special emphasis placed on high traffic and visitation areas. Twice a day, officers utilize handheld and backpack electrostatic sprayers, combined with an approved cleaning solution, to disinfect the entire facility.
Showers and Phones – Inmates who are in isolation housing receive access to use the phones and showers.