The following is a press release issued by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office:
In a continued effort to identify and contain COVID-19 cases in the Mendocino County Jail, on-site medical staff resumed testing of inmates in quarantined areas of the jail. As of today, 17 inmates have been identified as having positive test results.
The inmates in these specific areas have been placed on quarantine to prevent any spread into unaffected areas of the jail. During the quarantine period, jail medical staff will be monitoring the health of the affected inmates.
Further testing will be completed throughout the weekend until all persons housed within the facility are tested as part of our continued effort to keep the staff and residents of the Mendocino County Jail safe.