COVID outbreak at Kzoo jail

Officials say 21 officers and 16 inmates have come down with the coronavirus.

The Kalamazoo County Jail is experiencing an outbreak of COVID-19.

In all, 21 sheriff’s deputies and 16 inmates have tested positive for the coronavirus. The first positive test results came on September 30 and everyone infected is being quarantined for ten days.

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Sheriff Richard Fuller told MLive that the jail requires people to wear masks and many of the officers and inmates have been vaccinated.

The outbreak comes during a time when the sheriff’s department is already experiencing a staffing shortage.


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