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Work-Release Inmates Furloughed As COVID-19 Reemerges In Cache County Jail

Cache County Sheriff Chad Jensen told The Herald Journal on Wednesday that inmates participating in the work release program were granted a furlough after cases of COVID-19 were detected in the Cache County Jail.

According to Jensen, 35 individuals at the jail recently tested positive for COVID-19. Jail Commander Roy Hall said the new cases consisted of 32 inmates and three jail staffers. Jensen said the inmates who tested positive were generally asymptomatic, though Hall said there may have been some mild cold-like symptoms.

 

Jensen said the work release inmates were granted a furlough to avoid bringing additional cases of COVID-19 into the jail, while also mitigating risk of spread to the community. The furlough also allows for the COVID-negative work release inmates to keep their jobs. Read the rest of the story on HJnews.com.

 

This story is made possible thanks to a community reporting partnership between The Herald Journal and Utah Public Radio.