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Eight confirmed covid cases at Charlotte County Jail

Charlotte County Jail
Posted at 1:46 PM, Dec 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-17 23:42:32-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. — The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office says they have their first known cases of Covid.

The Sheriff's Office says they have taken precautions leading up to the cases.

A 14-day quarantine period is mandatory for all inmates who are booked into the Charlotte County Jail. Jail staff receive temperature checks before starting their shift and continue to practice social distancing and wear masks throughout their shift. Sanitization and stringent cleaning procedures occur frequently.

The Sheriff's Office confirms that the eight inmates are experiencing minor symptoms and are being treated by on-site medical professionals.

These cases are within two housing units that were locked down as soon as the information was received. To prevent the spread, inmates within these units are isolated and do not have contact with others.

Charlotte County Health Department officials are working with them. The Emergency Operations Center and in-house medical professionals as we monitor the rest of the population.

The Sheriff's Office says they want to assure everyone they are taking every precaution necessary by the CDC to ensure their loved ones' safety and health.