Law enforcement officers are on the frontline providing safety for the community, they are owed our best efforts to keep them from falling ill. It is also our duty to contain the virus as much as possible for the inmates within the walls of our jails. Social distancing while incarcerated is difficult at best. Combine that with improper cleaning procedures, inadequate cleaning supplies, and unsanitary kitchen environments and COVID-19 takes hold of not only inmates and HCSO employees, but the virus is also brought home to spread outside the jail.
I will implement a more stringent COVID-19 containment training program for both employees and inmates. Mitigation efforts need to be ongoing including regular PPE fit checks and inventory monitoring.