Corrections Health reports an adult in custody at the Multnomah County Detention Center who had symptoms of COVID-19 tested positive for the virus on May 6. Rapid testing of potentially exposed adults in custody turned up an additional three cases on May 7. Because of transfers between facilities, two dorms at Inverness Jail are considered exposed and have been quarantined as a precaution.
All individuals in those two dorms who were tested today were negative.
Multnomah County Public Health staff have also received reports of a small number of COVID-positive staff since April 13.
Health officials working with the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office are working closely to understand any potential link between the cases and provide follow up testing of all individuals exposed. Each person in quarantine will be screened daily by nursing staff for fever and symptoms of COVID-19.
Staff continue to follow mask, distance and disinfection protocols and adults in custody are routinely offered vaccine for COVID-19. Both MCSO and Corrections Health staff have also had several opportunities to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.