The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday that 174 employees have tested positive for COVID-19 since the pandemic began, along with 644 jail inmates.
According to statistics released Monday morning, 574 employees are currently quarantined, and 1,008 have returned to work after being quarantined.
In a new subset of statistics, the sheriff’s department made a distinction between employees who are “sworn” personnel and employees who are “professional” — civilian — personnel.
Of the 174 employees who tested positive, 130 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional personnel.
Of the 574 employees currently quarantined, 439 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional personnel.
And of the 1,008 employees who have returned to work after being quarantined, 660 are sworn personnel and the remainder are professional personnel.
In the jail system, 5,162 inmates are currently quarantined, and 353 are in isolation. Of those in isolation, 264 have tested positive and the remainder have been tested, but results are pending.
Isolation is defined as being for “individuals who have a temperature of 100.4 or higher and are exhibiting symptoms of an upper respiratory infection,” while quarantine is for “individuals who have had close contact of 10 minutes or more with a person currently under observation.”
More information is available on the department’s coronavirus updates page, lasd.org/covid19updates.
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