An inmate at the county correctional facility has tested positive for coronavirus, Montgomery County’s Department of Correction and Rehabilitation reported.
The inmate is currently living in the medical unit and is doing well, according to the county. Staff at the facility and one inmate who had contact with the infected inmate are in quarantine. Other inmates who also may have been exposed are getting their temperatures checked daily until the end of the 14 day exposure period, according to the county.
“We understand that with the increase in community cases, DOCR will also have cases of COVID-19 within our facilities,” said DOCR Director Angela Talley. “Our responsibility is to ensure our protocols for handling these cases are clear, that we contain those cases as much as possible, and continue following CDC guidelines so that we may best protect our staff and inmate population.”
DOCR employees received face coverings this week and face coverings will also be provided to inmates, according to the county.
The Public Safety Training Academy is taking action to limit exposure to recruits and staff after a fire rescue recruit tested positive for #COVID19. The Department of Correction and Rehabilitation is also reporting a positive test of an inmate. Details: https://t.co/UOym1iimDH pic.twitter.com/jXCOf1QLBZ
— Montgomery County MD (@MontgomeryCoMD) April 11, 2020