BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office has new standards. The sheriff’s office has changed its standards throughout the pandemic to keep the jail population down, accommodate testing and isolate inmates to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Now inmates are screened for COVID-19 upon arrival. If exposure or symptoms are identified, those inmates can quickly get a test and be isolated.READ MORE: Some Jeffco Parents Petitioning School District To Mandate Masks In Alignment With CDC
If there are no symptoms, inmates are quarantined for two weeks and tested again before being cleared for the general population.READ MORE: Colorado Encourages COVID Vaccine As CDC Changes Mask Guidance
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Positivity rates and hospitalizations have declined which opens the door for more inmates.