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COVID-19 outbreak reported at Pueblo County Jail among inmates, employees

Posted at 11:55 AM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 13:55:04-05

PUEBLO — A COVID-19 outbreak has been reported at the Pueblo County Jail among inmates and employees, according to the Pueblo County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office announced Tuesday that 12 contract employees and four inmates have tested positive for the virus. The Pueblo Department of Public Health notified the sheriff's office Monday this was an outbreak due to two or more confirmed cases of COVID-19 during a two-week period.

“We have a plan of action and we are taking steps to prevent further spread of this virus among our employees and the inmates,” said Pueblo County Sheriff Kirk M. Taylor in a release. “We continue to do daily screenings and temperature and maintain a strict regime of cleaning and disinfecting at all our facilities.”

The people who have tested positive for COVID-19 are in isolation and those who have been in contact with them are being quarantined, according to the sheriff's office.

Pueblo County has had 48 reported outbreaks with 31 currently active and 17 resolved after there have been no new cases for at least 28 days.