COLBERT COUNTY, Ala. — COVID-19 stays a priority contained in the Colbert County Jail however Thursday, Sheriff Frank Williamson stated the state of affairs was not as dangerous because it was the month prior.
In August, the sheriff reported that an outbreak was found after inmates who had been despatched to jail examined optimistic for the virus.
After testing was achieved, there have been 17 optimistic inmates and eight optimistic workers throughout the jail.
Inmates with the worst signs had been being remoted in an eight-person cell.
The sheriff stated as of Thursday, nobody is exhibiting signs. “We’re type of on the finish of it,” he stated. “We’re 10 days previous the preliminary begin, so I imagine we’re in good condition.”
Williamson stated not one of the inmates or workers have wanted to be hospitalized however the jail did run into a problem when it got here to testing.
“One of many issues that we bumped into is we ran out of check kits and we haven’t changed these, however I’ve received some ordered; they haven’t are available but,” he stated.
Williamson provides that the check kits should be picked up from Montgomery.
So far as vaccinations, Williamson stated there have been initially about 20 inmates who examined damaging who selected to obtain the vaccine.
“I’m going to supply that once more as quickly as we are able to and I’ve received the medical workers truly engaged on that to attempt to determine after we can do this,” he stated.
Williamson stated he’s at present ready on steering from the Alabama Division of Public Well being to carry the subsequent vaccine clinic for the inmates.
Williamson added that the well being division recommends inmates who check optimistic wait 90 days earlier than receiving the vaccine.
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