None of the female inmates quarantined at the Boulder County Jail after a deputy contracted COVID-19 have tested positive for the coronavirus.
A female deputy working at the Boulder County Jail went home with minor symptoms two weeks ago and then tested positive for COVID-19.
As a result, about 17 female inmates being held in the two women’s modules where the deputy worked were quarantined and isolated.
But Boulder County sheriff’s Division Chief Jeff Goetz said the jail received all of the inmate tests back Wednesday and they all came back negative for the coronavirus.
“It’s great news,” said Goetz, who added that the employees at the jail who came into contact with the deputy have also tested negative.
Despite the test results, the women will he quarantined until Monday in a separate module at the jail. At that time, they will have been in quarantine for two weeks, the approximate incubation time of the virus.
“Public health is recommending that and we’re going with those recommendations,” Goetz said.
The Boulder County Jail, which is down to about 200 inmates following a more than 50% reduction in its population, has had only one inmate test positive for COVID-19 so far. That inmate was deemed not contagious after testing positive the prior month at a facility in Denver.