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Leon County Detention Facility to supply all inmates with face coverings

Posted at 4:30 PM, Jul 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-16 18:16:26-04

LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — After 13 inmates and two correctional officers tested positive for COVID-19, all inmates at the Leon County Detention Facility will be provided with face coverings.

Thursday, a spokesperson said LCDF has acquired a supply of 300,000 protective face coverings for all inmates within the facility.

Staff are also required to wear masks in all booking areas.

Earlier Thursday, LCSO confirmed that 13 inmates tested positive for coronavirus. They are all connected to the original two cases the agency announced last week.

LCSO said inmates currently isolated and quarantined with COVID-19 are under observation and care from medical staff.

Anyone entering the facility will also continue to undergo temperature scans. In addition, all arrestees entering the facility are required to take a COVID-19 test or be housed in the quarantine pod for 14 days for observation.

An arrestee that agrees to a test can be released from the quarantine pod prior to 14 days following two negative test results.