L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. Says 57 Employees Tested Positive for COVID-19

LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reported today that 57 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, along with 21 jail inmates.

According to statistics released Tuesday morning, 343 employees have been quarantined, and 493 have returned to work.

In the jail system, 1,627 inmates have been quarantined and 69 have been isolated.

According to the sheriff's department, isolation is defined as being for “individuals who have a temperature of 100.4 or higher and are exhibiting symptoms of an upper respiratory infection,” while quarantine is for “individuals who have had close contact of 10 minutes or more with a person currently under observation.”

More information is available on the department's coronavirus updates page, https://lasd.org/covid19updates.

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