Eureka, Ca. (KIEM) — After a worker at Pelican Bay State Prison tested positive for Covid-19, Sheriff Honsal explains the protocols in place at the Humboldt County Correctional Facility to protect inmates and staff from exposure.
Because of low numbers, one portion of the jail could be shut down as an area to place inmates if the rest of the facility needed to be disinfected. There’s also a clinic on site that is equipped to handle people who test positive for Covid-19 and allow for isolation.
There are also cleaning protocols in place that would allow for staff to disinfect the entire building, including common areas and inmate dorms. All of this is done in addition to testing and quarantining all inmates that enter the jail for 14 days.