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Second COVID-19 outbreak at Jefferson County Detention Facility – Denver, Colorado

Denver, Colorado 2020-11-19 17:48:51 –

Jefferson County, Colorado (KDVR) —Authorities say 57 prisoners and 13 employees in Jefferson County Detention Center tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

“The health and safety of prisoners and staff is our number one priority and we are disappointed that we are experiencing a second outbreak of COVID-19 in prison. We have this illness We have taken a number of steps to prevent affecting individuals under our control, and we continue to look for ways to prevent its spread, “said Sheriff Jeff Schroeder.

The first outbreak at this location was on May 8, when 17 prisoners were positive. Authorities say the facility continues to follow the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and Jeffco Public Health Guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

According to authorities, the COVID-19 test is performed at the facility almost daily, with 5 to 50 results pending and completed in 7 to 9 days. Officials report that the facility currently has more than 700 prisoners.

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