Sheriff's Coronavirus Update Shows 27 Employees Have Tested Positive

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported today that 27 employees have tested positive for COVID-19, along with six jail inmates.

According to statistics released Thursday morning, 447 employees have been quarantined, and 188 have returned to work.

In the jail system, 308 inmates have been quarantined and 13 “isolated.”

According to the sheriff's department, “isolation” is defined as “individuals who have a temperature of 100.4 or higher and are exhibiting symptoms of an upper respiratory infection.”

“Quarantine” is defined as “individuals who have had close contact of 10 minutes or more with a person currently under observation.”

“All inmates in isolation/under observation have been tested and authorities are awaiting results,” according to the sheriff's department.

More information is available on the sheriff's department's Coronavirus Information Updates page,

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