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Marion County Detention Center pauses intakes after 5 incarcerated people test positive for COVID-19 – Florence, South Carolina

Florence, South Carolina 2021-09-17 10:50:00 –

Marion County, South Carolina (WBTW) —According to the county sheriff, the Marion County Detention Center will not bring additional people into the housing unit until the quarantine is complete.

Quarantine continues after a person imprisoned on Monday is diagnosed with COVID-19. According to Sheriff J. Brian Wallace, the housing unit was immediately quarantined and all 36 imprisoned people in the unit were tested.

Four more imprisoned people tested positive for COVID-19, and two more were diagnosed on Thursday.

One housing unit has been emptied to accommodate the positive case. According to Wallace, the detention center, along with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will continue to follow the guidelines of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Management.

According to Wallace, the detention center had previously had only two cases of COVID-19.

“The introduced protocol and the efforts of detention center staff have allowed us to keep the number of COVID-19 cases so low in the last 18 months while booking and releasing more than 1,700 inmates. Read the written statement from Wallace. “We will do our utmost to provide a safe environment to protect both prisoners and staff from infection.

According to Wallace, the detention center has previously provided the vaccine and will re-inoculate it as soon as possible.

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