19 inmates at the Yakima County Department of Corrections have tested positive for COVID-19. Corrections Director Ed Campbell says one inmate tested positive on Monday and was then quarantined while other inmates in the same housing unit were tested and now 19 tests have come back positive.

The Yakima Health District is working closely with the department of corrections following all CDC and State Department of Health guidelines and protocols for contact tracing, notifications, testing, medical treatment, cleaning, disinfecting, and isolation. The department will continue pre-screening all staff and inmates who enter the facility for temperature and COVID symptoms.


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