Forty five inmates test positive for Covid-19 at Naples Jail Center

Posted at 2:24 PM, Aug 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-18 14:24:47-04

NAPLES, Fla. — The Collier County Sheriffs Office has confirmed forty five inmates at the Naples Jail Center have tested positive for the coronavirus.

The inmates were tested on August 11th and have isolated them according to the Sheriff's Office.

Nine inmates are said to have mild symptoms, while the rest are asymptomatic.

The Sheriff's Office says the 32 deputies who were also tested, and so far, none of them have tested positive.

The Sheriffs Office is following CDC guidelines and is having the deputies isolate for ten days.

They have issued the following statement:

"The Collier County Sheriff's Office has followed CDC guidelines at the Naples and Immokalee jails throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The facilities are sanitized regularly; incoming inmates are screened for symptoms and have their temperature taken before entering the facility, and new inmates are isolated for 14 days before being moved to general population. In addition, all personnel who work in the facilities must wear facial coverings and inmates must wear facial coverings while being escorted within the facilities or to court." Said Karie Partington
Media Relations Bureau Manager.