|Florida inmates to face quarantine as they transfer after two inmates test positive for COVID-19|
Florida prison officials said Friday county inmates who are transferring to state prisons are expected to be quarantined for 28-day periods to try to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.
Corrections officials said they have asked county jails to quarantine inmates who are scheduled to be moved to state prisons for 14 days before the transfers. Once the inmates arrive at the prisons, they will be placed on another 14-day quarantine before they mix with the general inmate population. officials said.
“We appreciate Florida’s law enforcement community working with us as we took this preventative measure and move forward with a new protocol during this evolving health emergency,” state Department of Corrections Secretary Mark Inch said in a statement Friday.
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