The following is a statement released on the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office Facebook Page:
On 8/10/20, the Mendocino County Jail was advised that an inmate had tested positive for COVID-19. The 42-year-old male had been extradited from out of state on a
Mendocino County warrant.
Since the individual was being brought into custody from out of state, jail procedures direct that they are quarantined for 14 days. A COVID-19 test was also administered at intake.
Because of the procedures the jail has in place, the individual was immediately isolated and was not in contact with any other inmate in the facility.
Naphcare, the jail’s medical provider, has contacted Mendocino County Public Health. Jail medical staff will continue to monitor the individual’s progress.
This is the jail’s first case of COVID-19
The featured image accompanied the statement on MCSO’s Facebook page.