Sheriff: 25 inmates sick with COVID at Posey Co. Jail

Sheriff: 25 inmates sick with COVID at Posey Co. Jail
Published: Jan. 20, 2022 at 7:56 PM CST|Updated: Jan. 21, 2022 at 11:41 AM CST
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MT. VERNON, Ind. (WFIE) - Officials are monitoring 25 active COVID-19 cases among the inmate population at the Posey County Jail, according to Sheriff Tom Latham.

The Sheriff told 14 News that jail officials are operating with 10-14 day quarantine procedures. He also says sick inmates are being kept separate from the rest of the jail population.

“Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic, I have implemented procedures to segregate positive inmates and employed other infection control measures in consultation with the Posey County Health Department and Quality Correctional Care, the vendor providing medical services for the jail detainees and inmates,” Latham said.

Sheriff Latham says all the inmates who have tested positive are considered mild cases.

“We will continue to work with medical staff both to provide appropriate care for individuals with Covid infections and take every possible step to stem the spread of infection in the jail population.”

We will update this story once more information is available.

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