WashCo inmates test positive

From the Washington County Sheriff’s Office
The Washington County Justice Center has reported to the Northeast Colorado Health Department that they have four inmates that have tested positive for COVID-19.
The inmates have been isolated since the testing, and have been housed at the facility for months. The inmates that tested positive have not displayed any symptoms, and initial testing was only precautionary, as one inmate complained of minor symptoms.

The inmates that tested positive will be retested as will some staff members, and additional inmates. NCHD has provided some testing kits for them and other inmates in the same pod where the positive inmates have been are also being tested.
All necessary precautions have been in place since March, to include PPE, washing of hands, and the use of hand sanitizer. As an additional note, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office/Justice Center has implemented strict guidelines for staff and members of the public when entering the facility. Additionally, inmate population is limited at this time with approximately 10 inmates per pod to limit any possible exposure.
Any new inmates that are brought into the facility are immediately screened by medical staff, and isolated for 14 days prior to release to general population.
At this time no staff member or inmate is complaining of symptoms related to COVID-19.