Transferred Inmate With Coronavirus Isolated From DuPage Co. Jail

Lisa Marie Farver

DUPAGE COUNTY, IL — An inmate who was transferred to DuPage County Jail tested positive for coronavirus during their intake process. The inmate was isolated and was not admitted into the jail population, according to a press release from the DuPage County Sheriff's Office.

"This person was immediately isolated, tested and never made it into our population," DuPage County Sheriff's Office officials said.

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The sheriff's office had "initiated and implemented infection prevention strategies and practices prior to the identification of this case," including the following measures, according to the news release:

  • Symptom screening of all staff and inmates
  • Enhanced environmental cleaning and disinfection
  • Visitor screening and restrictions
  • Staff required to wear masks at all times

In addition, the DuPage County Sheriff's Office says it is working with the DuPage County Health Department to "identify and monitor individuals who have had recent contact with our COVID-19 positive individual to prevent further spread within our facility and community." They added that they will pass out masks for all inmates to wear while in congregate settings.

This article originally appeared on the Wheaton Patch