TARRANT COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Forty-one inmates at the Tarrant County Jail have tested positive for the coronavirus.
All inmates are in quarantine, doing well and being cared for by JPS medical staff, according to the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.READ MORE: North Texas Hospitals In 'Wait And See' Mode Regarding COVID-19 Omicron Variant
Two more jail team members also tested positive for COVID-19 this week, bringing the total to four. They are in quarantine and doing well, according to medical staff.
The jail has initiated protocols to prevent the spread of COVID-19 such as: mandatory multiple daily temperature checks of food vendor employees, employees and inmates.READ MORE: Cowboys Prepare For Thursday Night Game Missing 9 Players And Coaches Due To COVID-19
They continue research into who the infected inmates may have come into contact with as well.
No one without a mask is allowed to enter jail facilities, including staff. Also, there are several areas within the jail that remain on quarantine status until all inmates are confirmed COVID free.2 Former North Texas Teachers Arrested, Accused Of Abusing Non-Verbal Children At Elementary School